The Congressional GOP and the visible parts of the executive branch exist solely to provide cover for the regime’s obscured parts. Some of the Obscure Executive Branch works in government offices. Much of it works in the offices of contractors or mercenaries. Some of the rest sets up shop in party headquarters like the RNC. What we think of as "the government" counts as either an auxiliary or annoyance to it, at best sometimes a competitor. What the Visible Government is not, in any sense, is the Obscure Executive’s master.