In a new term, many former officials worry that Trump would instead surround himself with loyalists unwilling to say no. That involves preparing to take legal action and send letters to Trump appointees spelling out consequences they’d face if they undermine constitutional norms. They’re also watching the interviews that Trump allies are giving to the press for clues to how a Trump sequel would look. Its chances of passage are slim given that Republicans control the House and are largely loyal to Trump. In the hearing, which Trump attended, one judge sketched ominous scenarios about what a president might do under that notion of broad presidential immunity.