Clinton called Russia's meddling in the election an ongoing threat to America: "This is cyber warfare," she said. "It's not tanks and planes and ships, but it is a form of war, and we've never had an adversary who attacked us with so few consequences, and I think that's in large measure because the president is so ambivalent. He has to know—we'll find out what he knew and how involved he was—but he had to know people were making outreach to Russians to the highest levels of the Kremlin in order to help him, to hurt me, but more importantly, to sow this divisiveness."
"If we don't get to the bottom of it, we're not going to know what to believe, and that plays right into the hands of authoritarians," she said, analyzing the current polarization of American discourse. "Because a democracy depends upon having some common factual basis on which to make decisions, and in the absence of that people will tear each other apart, because they will be living in echo chambers."
Noah asked her about the Trump Dossier, and the difference between opposition research and colluding with Russia: "This was research started by a Republican donor during the Republican primary, and then when Trump got the nomination for the Republican party the people doing it came to my campaign lawyer and said, 'Would you like us to continue it?'" she said. "And he said yes. He's an experienced lawyer, he knows what the law is, he knows what opposition research is."
Noah also brought up the frequent refrain of some that Clinton should "just go away," which Clinton attributes to "rank sexism" and "media guilt," over how the press covered the election like a circus. She also said she wanted to help make room for new voices in politics: "That's why I'm supporting candidates and causes I believe in. Yet a lot of these people, who are primarily young people who are just getting started, they've got tremendous energy, they're not going to get on your show," she posited.
"I am, so I'm gonna say, we need to stand up for our fundamental values, we need to be promoting and electing people who care about the American public, who are not in it for self enrichment, who are not in it to have a spite match with former President Obama, who did a great job and is now being mistreated by his successor."
"So okay, I can get that voice out there, and I'm going to keep talking, I'm not going anywhere," she concluded. "I walked in the woods, that was enough, I'm done with that."