People keep saying that collusion is not a crime, but, in reality, whether or not colluding with an enemy of the U.S. is a crime depends on the intent. Trump's refusal to testify means investigators must rely on circumstantial evidence tp prove criminal intent, leading some people to believe the case against Trump is weak, but that's not true. Circumstantial evidence is key in cases of collusion or obstruction because people hide their guilt by saying they don't recall or they claim their 5th amendment rights. Because of that the report cites this:
The report also statesMueller Report Vol 2 p13 said:United States v. Croteau, 819 F.3d 1293, 1305 (I Ith Cir. 2016) ("[G]uilty knowledge can rarely be established by direct evidence .... Therefore, mens rea elements such as knowledge or intent may be proved by circumstantial evidence.")
The evidence is there. It's just a matter of getting Trump in court, which isn't going to be easy. He'll need to be removed from office first.Mueller Report Vol 2 p13 said:We also assessed that based on the significant body of evidence we had already obtained of the President's actions and his public and private statements describing or explaining those actions, we had sufficient evidence to understand relevant events and to make certain assessments without the President's testimony.