The man really does have henchmen in the most Hollywood sense. You know, the talentless sycophants that the diabolical characters in every plot seem to attract, who end up causing more problems than they solve? Yeah, that's our boy Harper's pals.
Can you even begin to imagine what they'd do if they had competent people? How much of their time is spent trying to mitigate damage caused by the off-script actions of their own?