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I don't require or expect evidence. I merely state the fact that no evidence was given.
"I merely state" So what? If you don't require evidence, of what importance is it to you in forming opinions?
Of course. Crazy Ivan asked me to speculate (i.e. guess).

You are correct about that, and I appreciate your hypothesis. I actually think it's reasonable, as political wheeling and dealing happens all the time.

I just think it's not the correct answer in this case, but it's certainly a reasonable thought.