06/23/2014 09:32 am ET Updated Jun 23, 2014

Greta Van Susteren And Bret Baier Defend Their Hillary Clinton Interview From Conservative Critics

On Sunday, Greta Van Susteren and Bret Baier defended themselves against criticism that they were too easy on Hillary Clinton in their recent interview with the former Secretary of State.

Clinton sat down with the Fox News hosts last week as part of her book tour, and some conservatives were not happy about the interview, alleging that Van Susteren and Baier asked "softball" questions.

The hosts appeared on Sunday's "Media Buzz," where Baier told Fox News' Howard Kurtz that there would be criticism no matter how the interview went. "It goes with the territory," Van Susteren agreed. "Every time you have a high-profile and sometimes controversial guest, you're gonna get it, so it was no surprise."

Both hosts said that they were trying to get information from Clinton, rather than to create "gotcha" moments.

“There’s not always going to be this, ‘Dude that was two years ago’ moment,” Baier said, referring to former National Security spokesperson Tommy Vietor's response on Benghazi that went viral. “I don’t think in interviews, trying to get news, that somebody should plan to try to get somebody to that point.”

“That’s a little bit, almost, entertainment,” Van Susteren said. “There was no sort of grand strategy, to try to get a gotcha. It was to try to get information for the viewers.”

Watch the interview in the clip above.