It seems like fog of war to me.
Lindell really wasn't covering his paper and gave them the perfect a angle to get a photo? Really? He might have been a crackhead, but he's street smart.
Trump also would have been aware at how corrupt every branch of out government is. He knew this wasn't going to be done legally, by normal means. Why would they let that happen when he passed firing squad laws? Those was clearly meant for them and they are clearly fighting for their life. If they don't pull all the stops on Trump, they're dead. He knew this shit was coming.
I'm very social adept, so here's what happened and what I picked up on Trump.
He goes from "good people on both sides" at Charlottesville to throwing his supporters under the bus. Keep in mind that even if every last person who went into the capitol building was his supporters, they were a very small minority of the total crowd. His go home message and his condemnation not only seem out of character, but forced. He starts spitting off Biden lines during his condemnation speech. I understand he could be mad, but it still seems forced. Almost like he's acting and trying to sell it to a certain group of corrupt fucks.
One thing I like doing with women when I like them is making them think their in control early on. Shitty women will always show their true colors during this phase. That's basically what Trump is doing. Giving them the illusion of control. No just so they show their true colors, but so they don't catch onto the shit storm he's about to hot potato onto their laps.