If Scheer wins, could they try to trip him up with bogus Mueller-like probes?

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One of the more headline grabbing quotes out of the Mueller report is what U.S. President Donald Trump apparently said two years ago when he learned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had appointed a special counsel in the first place.

“This is the end of my presidency,” Trump said. “I’m f—ed.”

There has been a lot of glee from Trump’s opponents at these lines, taking them to mean some sort of admission of guilt on the part of the president.

But here’s the broader quote: “Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I’m f—ed… Everyone tells me if you get one of these independent counsels it ruins your presidency. It takes years and years and I won’t be able to do anything.”

Trump’s not admitting defeat. He’s complaining about abuse by process. He’s worried that the special counsel would suck up all of the oxygen in the room and make it difficult to proceed with his mandate. And he has been proven largely right.

It was always an absurd idea in the first place that Trump was in serious collusion with Russia to undermine American democracy. But it was an argument that the Democrats desperately clung to as their way of rationalizing how Hillary Clinton lost. The Mueller probe meant they didn’t have to come to terms with the fact Trump won fair and square, but could instead spend four years arguing his presidency was inauthentic.

Could we see something similar happen here in Canada? If Andrew Scheer becomes prime minister in October, will the Liberals or the broader progressive movement and their like-minded allies in the media attempt to perpetuate a similar fraud and find some cheap excuse to delegitimize his government?

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