As speculated, Trump went unbound after the midterm election Nov. 6, firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions the next day, and appointing Sessions’ Chief of Staff Matt Whittaker to be the Acting Attorney General, without Senate Advise and Consent, and ignoring the line of succession.
Whittaker had been groomed and highly paid for two years to publicly cast doubt on all aspects and the legality of the Mueller probe. Yet Trump held back from activating Whittaker doing anything drastic.
After Election Day, it became apparent that there would still have to be a runoff for the crucial Mississippi Senatorial seat. As speculated, Trump held back, and campaigned for the Republican candidate.
Today is the first day after the Republicans triumphed in that election, and Trump went truly Unbound. He waffled on allowing pardons to Manafort and presumably others. He continued to criticize the Witch Hunt. He threatened to violate US secrecy protocols to release material on Clinton and Obama to retaliate for any House investigations.
Sadly, this is only Day 1 of Trump Unbound.