I think the political assassins have misjudged, and gone after the wrong guy. He’s not a “go along to get along” kind of guy. Trump is a take-no-prisoners bad boy, schooled by Roy Cohn in the art of utterly destroying one’s adversaries. The Republican leftovers in particular think ***THEY*** won the election and that they, the old leadership are still in charge, and still playing the same old game of politics as usual, with Trump “the politician” co-opted, and set to go along with the old boys rule book: you know, kabuki without effectiveness, blaming the other side for nothing getting done, and a get-out-of-jail-free card for DC club members.
But that’s not how it is. Trump is boss now, and the swamp will be drained, and the swamp creatures tamed or turned into high end leather goods.
I think Trump is biding his time until he gets into the big chair with all the power that goes long with it, and that he will then descend on these transgressors like the wrath of god:indictments and orange jumpsuits for all those who have gotten it into their heads that they are above the law and won’t learn how to say “How high?”. He will drain the swamp, upgrading his signature declaration from “You’re fired!” to “You’re busted!”