As of Friday evening, we know that the Special Counsel has submitted his report to the Attorney General without any indictments of close Trump associates or family members. We do not know what findings or recommendations are in the report. There seem to be three possibilities here.
First is that Mueller found no indictable evidence that the President or his family committed any crimes related to their involvement with the Russians, or the firing of James Comey. Second is that Mueller found evidence of crimes, but declined to pursue them on political grounds, insisting that existing Justice Department rules and “respect for our institutions” demands those matters be handled through Congressional oversight. The third possibility is that Mueller found indictable offenses and sought approval from the Attorney General to prosecute them and the approval was denied. If so, that would probably be noted in the report. I have my suspicions, but at this point there’s nothing to be gained from jumping to conclusions. Chances are we’ll see the complete report soon. Also, based on the way this has come down, chances are it has been crafted as a hedge to avoid a political crisis, meaning it will be toothless.
If the Special Counsel has declined to hold the President accountable, then we are left to work this out in a hopelessly broken political system. We’ll see, but right now it doesn’t look good.