After several minutes of boring non-answers, Chuck Todd asks Hillary Clinton about an "alternative explanation" for why she might have wanted to have a private email server: To sheild herself from unfair Republican investigations. "Another conspiracy theory," laughs Clinton, "ha ha ha ha."
"It's totally ridiculous, that never crossed my mind," Secretary Clinton says.
"During the ’90s, I was subjected to the same kind of barrage."
CHUCK TODD: I want you to respond to an alternative explanation that--
HILLARY CLINTON: Another conspiracy theory?! Ha ha ha ha.
CHUCK TODD: --that perhaps the reason you wanted to have a private server and not a government server is that Republicans have been coming after you for years, you might have been running for president in the future, you wanted to make it a little more difficult for Congressional investigators to subpoena your emails, and a little more difficult to make FOIA requests. Is that a fair theory or not?
HILLARY CLINTON: That's totally ridiclous. That never crossed my mind.