As with all things Trump, he is doing it right before our eyes. Susan Collins actually got it right. Trump sure did learn a lesson. He learned he can grab more power and suffer no punishment, indeed he will be rewarded. Trump has taken a much darker turn, more so than even we predicted, and done it with lightning speed.
Trump has blasted through laws prohibiting retaliation against witnesses, he has interfered with political prosecutions, he has walked straight into a State of the Union and turned it into a MAGA rally, he has put people who are “his enemies” in tremendous danger, and gone to a prayer breakfast and rejected the teachings of Jesus, among many other petty actions.
He has only just begun, according to CNN 
Trump’s pattern of behavior relies on an indifference to the health of US political and judicial systems on the part of the President and a willingness to destroy trust in institutions that could take decades to recover from his power plays.
The idea that justice is impartial is central to America’s economic and political stability and key to its global reputation. Warnings about the stigma of justice corrupted by strongmen leaders have long been a core US criticism of nations in the developing world. The US government has for instance advocated for American businesses in China that complained about politics weighing on the court system.
“What really unsettles me — a former prosecutor for almost 30 years — is when a person makes it through a storm, a criminal justice storm, and they learn nothing from the process,” former federal prosecutor Gene Rossi told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Wednesday.“I’ve talked to many people in the Department of Justice who still work there, career people, and they are absolutely upset, unsettled and angry that the head of the department is basically afraid of his shadow and will do anything for the President of the United States,” he said.