Both the Republicans and the Democrats are going to spin their side of the story, but a couple of sentences in this morning's report on NBS news appear to be especially damaging to Trump:
"If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the president clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state,” Mueller wrote. “Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, however, we are unable to reach that judgment."
And while the political bar for removing Trump is likely insurmountable — it would take 20 Republicans and all 47 Senate Democrats to oust him — the behavior chronicled by Mueller towers over that of the standard set by the House for impeachment of President Bill Clinton on obstruction articles, according to experts.
It's clear by now that very few of Trump's advisers are "going to fall on the sword" for him due to his pattern of loyalty to no one except himself.
The sentences below, from the article about Richard Nixon, explain why that it is actually fairly likely that Trump will be forced to resign before the end of his term:
On July 27, 29, and 30, 1974, the House judiciary Committee approved three articles of impeachment against Nixon, for obstruction of justice, abuse of power, and contempt of Congress, and reported those articles to the House of Representatives. Two other articles of impeachment were debated but not approved. Before the House could vote on the impeachment resolutions, Nixon made public one of the additional conversations, known as the "Smoking Gun Tape", which made clear his complicity in the cover-up. With his political support completely eroded, Nixon resigned from office on August 9, 1974. It is widely believed that had Nixon not resigned, his impeachment by the House and removal from office by a trial before the United States Senate would have occurred.
Since Trump is guilty of obstruction of justice (he tried at least 10 times, but is aides refused to comply with his orders) , abuse of power (cronyism, emoluments, and nepotism) , and contempt of congress (2 vetoes of congressional action so far) , impeachment seems almost inevitable.
One key difference between now and 1974 is that the Democrats controlled both the House and the Senate in 1974, and today they only control the House. Since the Republicans still control the Senate, and Mitch McConnell is still the leader of the Senate, impeachment will be more of a challenge this year.