Clinton says right-wing conspiracy still exists
© Getty Images
During the New Hampshire town hall debate on Wednesday night, CNN host Anderson Cooper asked the presidential hopeful if she still believes there is a "vast right-wing conspiracy," as she said there was during the late 90s to initially explain the Monica Lewinksy scandal involing her husband.
"Don't you?" Clinton replied, as the audience laughed. "Yeah. It's gotten even better funded."
"They brought in some new multibillionaires to pump the money in. Look, these guys play for keeps.
"They want to control our country."
Seconds before the conspiracy exchange, a supporter in the audience asked the Democratic front-runner how she would, as nominee and president, defend herself against right-wing attacks.
"I've had a lot of practice," Clinton replied. "I can laugh up here but it's not easy. 
"It is a brutal experience and when it first started happening to me ... I was just stunned. I could not understand how they got away with it.
"So now that I've been through this for so many years," the former first lady continued, "my understanding of the political tactics that the other side uses is pretty well versed. They play to keep. They play to destroy.
"I know I have to keep defending against them," Clinton added. "But I'm the one who has the experience to do that. 
"It's unlike anything you've ever gone through, to be the subject of tens of millions of dollars of untrue negative attacks."