Had it not been for the OLC memo, which guided his decision-making process, Trump might well have been indicted. And as I noted above, he is not out of the woods, not by a long shot. Trump isn’t just running for a second term in 2020; he’s literally running for his life. Don’t kid yourself: behind all that bluster lies a very frightened little man who knows full well that what he did was wrong and is acutely aware of the fate that could befall him.
Robert Mueller did a most thorough job of detailing for the American public the high crimes and misdemeanors of this president. We can lament that he could not, given DOJ guidelines, indict him. But let no one think for even a nanosecond that a failure to indict is synonymous with guiltlessness.