The Mueller report contained a list of those who were Trump aides and associates indicted for lying: Mike Flynn, Michael Cohen, Alex van der Zwaan, Rick Gates, George Papadopoulos, and Paul Manafort. The lies they told were either about contacts with Russians or obstruction of justice.
How many times have we heard the President claim that Russian interference in the election was fake news or that the Mueller investigation was a witch hunt.? This was no BS, as Trump's most loyal supporters would like to believe. Most of Volume One of the Mueller report is laying out the evidence of Russian interference. Mueller concluded, “The Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion.”
One of the most frequent lines Donald Trump repeats is "There is no collusion" with the Russians to interfere in the 2016 campaign. If that was no outright lie, it was because he was committing deception by semantics. Attorney General Bill Barr perpetuated this deception in his March 24 infamous exoneration letter and claimed numerous times Mueller found Trump did not "collude" with the Russians. Mueller went to pains in his report to point out that he did not even investigate "collusion" since that was not a legal term. Per Mueller: he investigated the "conspiracy", which has a standard of people plotting together. "In evaluating whether evidence about collective action of multiple individuals constituted
a crime, we applied the framework of conspiracy law, not the concept of "collusion."
Rudy Giuliani, the President's lawyer and public advocate, unintentionally agreed Donald Trump did collude. Guiliani just redefined "collusion" on MSNBC Monday as he tried to make a case that there was nothing wrong with taking information from the Russians to help Trump win. Come on, Guiliani, there is plenty wrong even with that when Trump's foreign policy was in synch with Russia's national interest, but not ours. Trump has been making Russia Great Again. It may or may not be a tit for tat exchange of something of value, but Russia has gotten their payback in Trump's foreign policy goals, weakening NATO, recognizing Russia's takeover of Crimea, forgiving Russian incursions into eastern Ukraine, and lifting of sanctions against friends of Putin. The Russians did more than just exchange information. They also used that information to target their social media propaganda to shape gullible voter opinions in ways that helped Trump get elected.
The first half of the game, whether Trump conspired with the Russians, may be over, but the second half is yet to be played. Much. of the second volume of Mueller's report presents evidence and examples of lies regarding the obstruction of justice issue.( Obstruction of justice is a legal term meaning obstruction of the investigation.) Per Mueller Trump himself lied various times about his orders to fire Mueller and claimed falsely he did not demand loyalty from FBI director Comey. His spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders added her two bits claiming the FBI rank and file was OK with Comey's firing when she never even contacted them. Trump lied about the Trump Tower meeting and his role in shaping public characterization of the meeting.
Mueller's report left much grist for the impeachment mill since at least ten instances of obstruction of justice were listed. Per Mueller, "Our investigation found multiple acts by the President that were capable of exerting undue influence over law enforcement investigations, including the Russian-interference and obstruction investigations,” ... “The incidents were often carried out through one-on-one meetings in which the President sought to use his official power outside of usual channels. These actions ranged from efforts to remove the Special Counsel and to reverse the effect of the Attorney General’s recusal; to the attempted use of official power to limit the scope of the investigation; to direct and indirect contacts with witnesses with the potential to influence their testimony.”
Whether the impeachment process will begin will be more of a Democratic concern about strategy than a sense of duty to provide oversight or the facts presented by Mueller. The Senate in GOP hands will make removal of the president due to impeachment a nonstarter. At the least, expect the drama of the House committees to educate the public through public hearings and the witnesses they will call to testify. As a burning campaign issue in 2020, the Mueller Report could have limited value. There are many more issues of concern to voters than the Russian interference and Trump’s role in it. Timing is also a factor. There are only 18 months until the 2020 election.
A very detailed analysis of Mueller's case for Trump's obstruction of justice.https://www.factcheck.org/2019/04/what-the-mueller-report-says-about-obstruction/