Anyone old enough to remember the Clinton administration knows that the “vast right-wing conspiracy” was a creation of Hillary Clinton to explain the persecution of her husband for having an affair with an intern, not to mention other Clinton scandals. At CNN’s #DemTownHall Wednesday night, host Anderson Cooper asked Clinton if she still believed in the vast right-wing conspiracy, to which she answered, “Don’t you?”

Despite the cackling, it wasn’t a joke to prompt Cooper to move on. No, it was just the starting point for the tale of a conspiracy that has only grown over the years and added players like the Koch brothers.