One can no more imagine a local prosecutor standing in front of a podium and giving such a heartfelt defense of a drug dealer, gang leader or local corrupt politician because he has chosen not to file charges than one can imagine a defense attorney announcing, hey, we dodged that bullet but my client is still guilty as sin. As Mr. Barr himself noted in his letter summarizing the Mueller findings released last month, Mr. Mueller wrote this about obstruction: “While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.” That’s just not what prosecutors do. If they choose not to indict, they clam up or perhaps issue some terse press release noting that the office is not filing charges “at this time” or something along those lines. Why? Because it’s all about the crimes a prosecutor can prove in court, not about the ones committed.