Welcome to the post-Mueller presidency

(CNN)Donald Trump's presidency -- or at least his first term -- will be measured this way: Before the Mueller Report (BMR) and After the Mueller Report (AMR).

BMR ran from the start of Trump's presidency -- when the FBI investigation that would become special counsel Robert Mueller's probe was already underway -- until this past Thursday at 11 a.m. ET.
AMR began soon after as people -- media types, members of Congress, average Joes -- began to either read and digest Mueller's report or watch and read coverage of it.
Like it or not -- and lots and lots of Democrats won't like it -- we are in a post-Mueller world now. And that new reality brings with it a series of critical choices for both the White House, congressional Democrats and the 2020 candidates who want to unseat the President next November.
    Here's a look at the choices before each group.
    1) Trump: He has spent much of the past year relentlessly blasting the Mueller team, the media for its coverage of the Russia investigation and even members of his own administration for their lack of perceived loyalty to him on all of it. Now, the Mueller report is (mostly) behind Trump. Does he let sleeping dogs lie? Move on to immigration and the economy full time between now and 2020? Can he?
    2) Congressional Democrats: Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her House Democratic colleagues face perhaps the most difficult -- and critical -- choice in the coming weeks. Do they push forward -- as Mueller seemed to suggest -- on the obstruction evidence in the report? 
    That would likely necessitate pursuing impeachment against Trump. Pelosi has made clear she is opposed to that move -- unless there was bipartisan support for it in the country. That seems unlikely to happen now.  But Pelosi will also come under more pressure from liberals to penalize Trump.
    3) 2020 Democrats: Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts came out Friday afternoon with a clear message: It's time to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump. But Warren's campaign was also quick to tell CNN's MJ Lee that "Warren's decision to call on impeachment proceedings does not mean that the topic will become central theme of her 2020 campaign going forward -- Warren plans to continue to rolling out major policy proposals." 
    My guess is that most 2020 candidates will follow that lead. Say Trump should be impeached -- and maybe include it as a line or three in their stump speech -- but not build a campaign around it.
    The Point: The Mueller report release is a pivot point in Trump's presidency -- and re-election effort. We are living in the post-Mueller political world, and all of the players need to make decisions accordingly.
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