Today at 11 am Eastern Standard, Robert Mueller made his first public statement about his longstanding investigation of Trump’s ties to Russian (and other) interests. His message was that he had in no way exonerated Trump, in spite of the president’s statements to the contrary.
Mueller also indicated that he is leaving the Department of Justice for private life.
What this means for the Trump administration is unclear, but whatever the actual impact, it won’t be good for the Orange one. Mueller has basically and fundamentally said that Trump has not been proven innocent, and that there is more to be revealed.
Also interesting is Mueller’s choice to leave the DOJ. Among many other things, that means he will be able to speak and act far more freely than he could before. That, itself, should terrify the White House.