Clinton: Franken Has Fought 'Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy' for Years

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) invoked her famous "vast right-wing conspiracy" charge on the campaign trail yesterday, commending Minnesota Democratic candidate Al Franken for his efforts to fight such a thing.

"Al Franken was taking on the vast right-wing conspiracy before other people even admitted it existed," Clinton said at a University of Minnesota rally, according to the Washington Post.

Clinton famously blamed conservative conspirators for the troubles of her husband, then-President Bill Clinton, during an interview on NBC's "The Today Show" in January 1998.

"The great story here for anybody willing to find it and write about it and explain it is this vast right-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for president," Clinton said.

-Michael O'Brien