Chief of staff Mark Meadows, also on the call, said he hoped Raffensperger would, in a “spirit of cooperation and compromise,” find a path to overturn Georgia’s certified election results already counted two times, once with a hand count. Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher called the recording “perhaps the most remarkable piece of audio that has come out of the Oval Office of the White House since the Nixon tapes in the 1970s.” DDT begged/demanded his votes 19 times during the call, once every three minutes, one time saying, “Fellas, I need 11,000 votes. Give me a break.”
DDT threatened to veto the NDAA if it renamed ten military bases honoring Confederate officials. Then he said he wanted the repeal of the liability shield for social media companies. In 17 days, he can no longer tweet incitement violence and conspiracy theories on Twitter after losing his immunity a a “leader” and wants to sue the company if it gets in his way. His next objection was vague protests about not controlling China.
The law, however, contains restrictions disturbing DDT, including those on moving the military construction budget through emergency orders as he did to get his wall and a president’s ability to arbitrarily pull troops from foreign countries. DDT had announced he would pull service members from Afghanistan and threatened to do the same in Germany.
The NDAA contains a provision possibly even even worse for DDT. It outlaws anonymous shell companies to help the U.S. in its battle against money laundering and terrorist financing. The new Corporate Transparency Act requires a report filed with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCen) identifying all beneficial owners and applicants forming a company registered to do business in the U.S. These people either own 25 percent or more of the company or exercise substantial control over it. Companies already subject to supervision or closely regulated by the federal government are excluded as are companies with more than 20 employees, $5 million in revenue, and a physical presence in the U.S. Private-equity and hedge-fund sector lobbying obtained other exemptions such as domestic investment funds advised and operated by a registered investment adviser.
The Act also protects whistleblowers who provide information to the authorities about the companies’ activities.Growing Disasters Face DDT | Nel’s New Day