Waiting for the Mueller Report marked the first time in modern history when a majority of Americans were anxious to read something. But Attorney General William Barr stepped in with the ultimate spoiler alert: The report found no collusion but did not reach a conclusion on obstruction. The massive news drop left Republicans demanding apologies from Trump’s accusers and Dems insisting that you can’t judge a book by its cover letter. There’s no doubt it was a good weekend for Trump. But it was also a good weekend for those he’s hammered. For 22 months, Team Mueller withstood an onslaught of attacks and lies from the president, but they kept their heads down, maintained silence and dignity, and did the work of the American people. All the twitter attacks and the claims about a deep state out to get him were part of a destructive, paranoid delusion that harmed our institutions. And still, those institutions followed the facts and treated him fairly. Whether you like the findings or not, the process itself provided a speck of normality in a dust storm of lunacy. Yes, I admit the report surprised me and I even got a bit emotional when I first heard that Mueller found no collusion. (But then the state of my March Madness bracket put things back into perspective.) Here’s the bottom line: If an American presidential campaign did not collude with the Russians, that’s news worth celebrating. Hopefully, in the post-Mueller Report world, the president will be more willing to join the rest of his administration in the desire and determination to hold the Russians accountable for their meddling and to finally harden America’s defenses against future attempts to do so.

+ David Remnick in The New Yorker: No Conspiracy, No Exoneration: The Conclusions from the Mueller Report.

+ From President Trump: “There are a lot of people out there who have done very, very evil things, very bad things, I would say treasonous things against our country. And hopefully people that have done such harm to our country … those people will certainly be looked at … I love this country. I love this country as much as I can love anything. My family, my country, my God. But what they did, it was a false narrative, it was a terrible thing. We can never let this happen to another president again. I can tell you that — I say it very strongly. Very few people I know could have handled it.” Here’s the latest from CNN.

+ Franklin Foer in The New Yorker: The Mueller Probe Was an Unmitigated Success. “The scandal is how much corruption it exposed—and how much turns out to have been perfectly legal.”

+ “There is no way to understand our President’s relationship with the world, his motivations and vulnerabilities, without a far richer picture of his central area of concern—his business—over the past decade.” Adam Davidson: The Questions About Trump’s Businesses That Are Still Unanswered After the Mueller Report.

+ The Mueller Report has been completed, but that doesn’t mean all your favorite Trump-era characters on both sides won’t be back with more exciting capers. First up, from the NYT: Michael Avenatti Accused in Nike Extortion Attempt.