Attorney General William Barr has delivered a four-page summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's findings, and it could not have turned out better for President Donald Trump. Here are my principal takeaways:

That the president of the United States appears to have been exonerated of treason — collusion with a hostile foreign power to win an election — should make every American happy.

Unfortunately, Democrats had taken it as an article of faith that Mueller would end their nightmare and frog-march Trump out of the White House in handcuffs. Not only did that dream shatter, but Mueller also appears to have absolved Trump of collusion.

On the issue of obstruction, Mueller, finding it too complicated to draw a conclusion, allowed Barr to make the call. He did, and Trump seems to be clear of that, too. Our nation will be spared what would have been certain impeachment had Mueller and Barr found otherwise.