Law and Order star Mariska Hargitay and Hillary Clinton were pictured leaving a Lower Manhattan book store after filming for an unknown project.
DailyMail.com captured exclusive photos of the former Democratic presidential candidate and Law & Order: SVU star as they exited the Housing Works book store in Lower Manhattan on Friday.
Flanked by security, Clinton, 74, was dressed for the chilly temperatures in a dark grey jacket and maroon boots.
The former Secretary of State, who was joined by longtime aide Huma Abedin, hugged an unidentified woman goodbye and headed straight to her car, dodging questions about the current crisis in Ukraine.
Hargitay, 58, has been a long time supporter of Clinton and endorsed her for president in the 2016 election.
The Emmy-winning actress exited the book store separately from Clinton and flashed a big smile as she waved to the cameras.
She also wore a dark jacket for the cold weather with a black dress and black boots underneath.
The two were reportedly filming an unknown project inside the bookstore.
This winter, Hargitay has been seen around NYC filming her hit cop drama which first debuted in 1999 and is currently in its 23rd season.
This wasn’t the first time Clinton has been spotted in New York City recently.
Clinton, who now spends most of her time at the Chappaqua home she shares with her husband Bill in upstate New York, was in the city last week for the Democrat Convention with Abedin who lives in the Union Square area
She told the crowd at the political gathering that she was amused by allegations her campaign spied on Trump, and joked about his legal woes.
Clinton claimed accusations her campaign spied on Trump are a ‘conspiracy’ tied to his mounting legal issues and slammed Republicans for backing ‘coup plotters’ and pushing the ‘big lie.’
Hillary’s Friday Manhattan appearance came just after she appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Friday and said that dormer President Trump’s comments about Vladimir Putin’s ‘genius’ need to be called out by Republicans.
‘I want to make sure within our own country that we are calling out those people who are giving aid and comfort to Vladimir Putin about what a genius he is what a smart move it is, who are unfortunately, being broadcast by Russian media, not only inside Russia but in Europe to demonstrate the division within our own country,’ the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said.
‘Maybe this terrible aggression by Putin will stiffen the spines of a lot of Republicans in office who understand you cannot continue to give Trump and his enablers a blank check because they will lead us to a very bad place,’ she continued.
Clinton then suggested that ‘too many Republicans’ are ‘naïve in such a dangerous way.’
‘They somehow believe that because Putin presents himself as a strong leader on behalf of certain values that are you know, anti gay, that are anti, you know, freedom and democracy that so messy, that somehow you know, that quote corresponds with the views of certain members and elements of the Republican Party.’
‘They could not be more mistaken,’ she continued. ‘I mean, he poisons people in prisons.’
Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., scoffed at the idea Republicans have a favorable view of Putin in an interview with DailyMail.com at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando.
‘The reality is that nobody’s a fan of Putin,’ he said. ‘But the fact of the matter is that Joe Biden has exhibited weak leadership, he was late to the game.’
Clinton also recently called on the Biden administration to step up its game with Ukraine’s defense. She said that she supports sending more U.S. troops overseas to bolster Ukraine’s defense and talked about the importance of defending NATO allies. Ukraine is not a member of NATO but has pushed to be included in the alliance.
‘I strongly believe in supporting with military weapons if necessary, and they are both Ukrainian army and any kind of resistance but I also support putting in more troops,’ she said.
‘I would hope that the administration and our European allies and others would move even more quickly to impose sanctions not only on the economy of Russia, but also on individual actors within that economy all the way up to Putin,’ Clinton said.
‘I think that the only pressure that Putin would respond to or that could have any kind of impact on his thinking would be those who he relies on to launder his money to keep the funding going into his secret accounts.’
‘We’ve got to go after those oligarchs who are supporting Putin financially. They need to pay a price whether their yachts are seized or their homes are seized,’ she said.
Trump on Tuesday called Putin’s invasion plan ‘genius,’ but said it never would have happened under his administration.
Speaking with conservative podcaster Buck Sexton, the former president said: ‘I went in yesterday and there was a television screen, and I said, “This is genius,”‘ Trump recalled. ‘Putin declares a big portion of the Ukraine – of Ukraine – Putin declares it as independent. Oh, that’s wonderful.’
Trump also called President Biden ‘a man who has no concept of what he’s doing.’
Earlier Tuesday Trump claimed that Vladimir Putin never would have invaded Ukraine if he were still president, and said that Russia has become ‘very very rich’ under President Biden. Trump on Thursday again said Putin’s plan was ‘smart’ as he mocked Biden’s sanctions.