From The Guardian
Congress cannot rid us of this appalling man. Democrats must focus on voters who hold the keys to the White House
Meanwhile, the question of "wink-wink" cooperation with Russia still looms. Mueller's quote of Trump, when first learning a special counsel had been appointed "Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I'm fucked," has already become a national tagline. Why, Americans wonder, would Trump be "fucked" if he hadn't done something so awful as to cause its revelation to "f*ck" him?
Added to this will be Mueller's own testimony before Congress, and Congress's own investigations of Trump.
But let's be real. Trump will not be removed by impeachment. No president has been. With a Republican Senate controlled by the most irresponsible political hack ever to be majority leader, the chances are nil.
Which means Trump will have to be removed the old-fashioned way by voters in an election 19 months away.
The practical question is whether the Mueller report and all that surrounds it will affect that election.
Most Americans hold a low opinion of Trump. He's the only president in Gallup polling history never to have earned the support of majority for a single day of his term.
Yet Mueller's report probably won't move any of the 40% who have held tight to Trump regardless.
So how to reach the 11% or 12% who may decide the outcome?
Reveal his moral loathsomeness.
Democrats and progressives tend to shy away from morality, given how right-wing evangelicals have used it against abortion, contraceptives and equal marriage rights.
But that's to ignore Americans' deep sense of right and wrong. Character counts, and presidential character counts most of all.
Even though Mueller apparently doesn't believe a sitting president can be indicted, he provides a devastating indictment of Trump's character.