TITLE: Bye Bye Safety Net
Since the beginning of the comic, when the main characters have gotten into top secret trouble and needed someone to make it all better, Mr. Verres was there to make it happen. The position he's held has allowed him to manipulate the cover ups to best benefit those directly involved.
This page leaves him with some government power, but he's no longer the person who will be cleaning up after the main characters' messes. That will fall to someone else who just might not be as accommodating and caring as Mr. Verres has been...
As for Muscle McMuscles, I refer to him as Assistant Director Liefeld, named after a comic artist known for drawing characters with absurd musculature. I'm not sure why I picture this guy being so beefy, but I've decided to just go with it. If there's never a scene where he's bench pressing while giving out orders, I will feel as though I've failed at something.