This has been an interesting read. (Although you seem to be in need of a decent editor. I’m sure one of us here would be happy to step up and help. I know I would.)
Having the luxury of watching from relative safety (Canada) I find myself wondering about Pence. I’m surprised he doesn’t figure more prominently in your narrative given his status as “POTUS in waiting.” Is this due to access limitations in your position? I’d be interested in reading more about the “PIW” candidates. I wish you peace, security and fortitude in your efforts.