You may have thought "Russiagate" would be over and done with after Attorney General William Barr reported out his conclusions to the nation. President Trump, who was under special counsel Robert Mueller’s microscope for nearly two years, certainly hoped this would be the case. The president feels exonerated, yet he also remains defiant in the face of his political opponents and aggrieved that there was even an investigation about Russian collusion to begin with.

The story, though, is not over. Mueller’s investigation is signed, sealed, and delivered, but the Mueller report is still inside a vault at the Justice Department under lock and key. Apparently the 400-page document is scheduled for release this Thursday.

The public may have moved on with their lives, but the Beltway is still fixated on all things Russia and Mueller. Staffers on Capitol Hill are preparing war rooms and study groups to pour over the report once it’s delivered to their offices, and Trump’s attorneys are putting the finishing touches on their own counter-report to rebuff whatever Mueller’s team has written. While the president and his team at the White House are confident the report will be quickly forgotten after the media has their fun, you don’t have to be a professional politico to sympathize with the more anxious Trump allies anticipating a lot of embarrassing, perhaps even compromising, material.

To Trump, this entire thing is a hoax — a sad, treasonous coup attempt by closeted Democrats in the deep state to destroy a president that couldn’t be beat at the ballot box. The president’s advisers use the same talking points on television, straight face and all.

But hoax or no hoax, it’s probably a guarantee that Mueller’s account of what occurred will hit Trump like a ton of bricks. The sanitized four-page summary from Barr three weeks ago was the tip of the iceberg; below the surface, people are likely to read about heated exchanges between the president and senior members of his administration and whether Trump’s own behavior during the investigation qualifies as undue pressure aimed at the Justice Department. We know from public reporting from the New York Times that Trump sought to shut down Mueller’s investigation, only to be scared straight after former White House counsel Don McGahn threatened to resign. People may soon read about that particular episode in more detail, in addition to other reports like Trump’s attempt to get former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to unrecuse himself.

All of this activity may fall below the standards of a prosecutorial offense. Barr said as much in his summary. But an action doesn’t have to rise to a criminal indictment to be an impeachable offense. With House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., one of Trump’s longtime enemies, chairing the committee responsible for recommending impeachment to the full House, even the appearance of an abuse of power could meet the threshold to at least warrant the beginnings of an impeachment inquiry.

Regardless of how all of this shakes out, the disclosure of the full Mueller report this week is likely to be even more consequential for Trump than Barr’s memo. For the White House, it’s time to batten down the hatches.

Daniel DePetris (@DanDePetris) is a contributor to the Washington Examiner's Beltway Confidential blog. His opinions are his own.