This is the equivalent of standing in the middle of of a corn field and trying to convince others that you're drowning, while grasping at straws. Sorry, I have a typo there. I wrote "convince others," and meant to type "convince blithering idiots."
I want to say to whatever lunk-headed fool -- let's call him "Chuck," but it could be any of those people who Trump said would still support him if he shot a person in the middle of the street in New York (though why they would also support anything from Don Jr. is a mystery known only to them and their personal talisman – I don't say "personal God," since no All-Powerful God would allow supporting Don Jr, though there are some minor agricultural-based cults with blood and sacrifice rituals that might find Trump Sr. creepy enough to support as a way of terrifying followers into submission) -- I want to say to whatever lunk-headed fool somehow has convinced himself to believe this:
Okay, "Chuck," let’s pretend for just a moment that you’re not you, but a totally objective and honest person, no ax to grind on either side. One of those "true honest men" who Diogenes was searching for. Which of these two scenarios would you then say is the most plausible? First, that with Hillary Clinton solidly in the lead, Barack Obama and his Attorney General secretly hatch a plan to extend the visa of a Russian lawyer who doesn’t speak English and has ties to the Kremlin so that months later she can set up the son of Donald Trump and use that illegal meeting a year later to create a scandal five months after Trump has surprised everyone -- including himself -- and shockingly gotten elected president, or second premise, the Russian lawyer is in the middle of a trial so she stayed past her visa expiration date?
Yes, I suppose the Chuck Grassley and other GOP leaders and Republican pundits can be excused in selecting Option #1 because they're standing in the middle of a cornfield grasping at straws to keep from drowning in their flailing effort to convince others that they haven't been complicit in defending a traitorous sociophath, as they see their careers and souls sink in the mire. But how much an ignoramus do you have to be to believe them???! Probably pudding-headed enough to think that Donald Trump should be president of the United States and you'd vote for him.
Ah, okay, question answered...