There is no hope of ever getting to the bottom of Trump's ties to Russia with Devin Nunes -- the partisan and inexperienced chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who was on Trump's transition team(!) and doesn't even think an investigation is warranted -- running around doing Trump's bidding with unsubstantiated statements like this, which incidentally does nothing to support Trump's original claim.
But before you get too cocky thinking everyone must realize how insane this is, including the ultraconservative Wall Street Journal editorial board that wrote a scathing piece on Trump's lack or credibility, I offer this cautionary note. Thinking that readers of the Rupert Murdoch-owned broadsheet might finally be experiencing a touch of buyer's remorse, I made the unheard-of decision to peek at the comments. Not only are Trump supporters not turned off by his complete lack of honesty and abandonment of societal norms, they are OVER THE MOON about them, further proving that people didn't vote for him in spite of his rough edges, but merely as a "fuck you, even if it hurts me" to Americans who actually play by the rules and don't scapegoat people of color for all of their problems. God help us all.
This is one of the more "lucid" attempts to explain supporters' thinking.
I give up.