It took a while for the report’s full impact to sink in. “It’s good for our side, but the Democrats are finding things to bolster their side,” a former West Wing official interviewed by Mueller told me yesterday. “Everyone seems to have gotten what they wanted.” But as the day wore on, the equation became clearer. “A normal person would have been indicted for this,” said a Republican close to the White House. “The obstruction stuff is pretty damning,” Nunberg said…

Kellyanne Conway told reporters at the White House that the release of the Mueller report was the “best day” of Trump’s presidency since his 2016 election. “I called this a political proctology exam,” Conway later said on Fox News, “and he’s emerging with a clean bill of health.” But last night, her husband, George Conway, published a remarkable op-ed in The Washington Post calling for Trump’s impeachment. “White House counsel John Dean famously told Nixon that there was a cancer within the presidency and that it was growing. What the Mueller report disturbingly shows, with crystal clarity, is that today there is a cancer in the presidency: President Donald J. Trump,” he wrote. “Congress now bears the solemn constitutional duty to excise that cancer without delay.”

A former West Wing official made a more prosaic case. “Trump stinks,” the person said. “The report gives everyone a better whiff of the odor.”