What the hell do they think Donald is going to do for Putin?
Honestly, I don't think they believe it at all (though their true-believer followers do). The "Russian scandal" they're pushing they think is a chink in Trump's armor, and they intend to use it to pry him open like a tin can using the media as their can opener.
Hey Republicans? Take a page from the Democrat playbook:
It's worked for Hillary for decades.