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Mariska Hargitay and Hillary Clinton pictured leaving Manhattan bookstore

Law and Order star Mariska Hargitay and Hillary Clinton were pictured leaving a Lower Manhattan bookstore 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 bookstore in Lower Manhattan on Friday.

Flanked by security, Clinton, 74, was dressed for the chilly temperatures in a dark gray jacket and brown boots.

The former secretary of state, who was joined by her longtime aide Huma Abedin, said goodbye to an unidentified woman and headed straight for her car, dodging questions about the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

Hargitay, 58, is a longtime Clinton supporter and endorsed her for president in the 2016 election.

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Flanked by security, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, 74, was dressed for the chilly temperatures in a dark gray jacket and brown boots

Mariska Hargitay, 58, also left the Lower Manhattan bookstore donning a dark jacket for the with a black dress and black boots underneath

Mariska Hargitay, 58, also left the Lower Manhattan bookstore donning a dark jacket for the with a black dress and black boots underneath

The Emmy-winning actress walked out of the bookstore separately from Clinton and flashed a big smile as she waved at the cameras

The Emmy-winning actress walked out of the bookstore separately from Clinton and flashed a big smile as she waved at the cameras

The former secretary of state, who was joined by her longtime aide Huma Abedin, bid farewell to an unidentified woman and headed straight for her car, dodging questions about the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

The former secretary of state, who was joined by her longtime aide Huma Abedin, bid farewell to an unidentified woman and headed straight for her car, dodging questions about the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

The Emmy-winning actress walked out of the bookstore separately from Clinton and flashed a big smile as she waved to the cameras.

She also wore a dark jacket for cold weather with a black dress and black boots underneath.

The two allegedly filmed an unknown project inside the bookstore.

This winter, Hargitay was seen in New York filming her hit crime drama which debuted in 1999 and is currently in its 23rd season.

It wasn’t the first time Clinton had been spotted in New York recently.

Clinton, who now spends most of her time at the Chappaqua home she shares with husband Bill in upstate New York, was in town last week for the Democratic convention with Abedin who lives in the Union Square neighborhood.

She told the crowd at the political rally that she was amused by allegations that her campaign spied on Trump and joked about his legal troubles.

Clinton claimed the charges her campaign spied on Trump were a “conspiracy” tied to his growing legal troubles and slammed Republicans for backing “coup plotters” and pushing the “big lie.”

Hillary’s Friday appearance in Manhattan came just after she appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Friday and said sleeper President Trump’s comments about Vladimir Putin’s “genius” should be called out by Republicans.

“I want to make sure, in our own country, that we call out the people who are helping and comforting Vladimir Putin how genius he is, how smart a decision it is, which are unfortunately broadcast by the Russian media, not just in Russia but in Europe to demonstrate the division within our own country,” the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate said.

“Maybe this terrible aggression by Putin will stiffen the thorns of a lot of Republicans in power who understand that you can’t keep giving Trump and his enablers a blank check because they’ll lead us to a very bad place.” she continued.

Hillary's appearance in New York came just after she appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Friday and said President Trump's comments on the

Hillary’s appearance in New York came just after she appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Friday and said President Trump’s comments about Vladimir Putin’s “genius” should be denounced by Republicans.

Haritagay, 58, is a longtime Clinton supporter and endorsed her for president in the 2016 election. The two reportedly filmed an unknown project together on Friday

Haritagay, 58, is a longtime Clinton supporter and endorsed her for president in the 2016 election. The two reportedly filmed an unknown project together on Friday

DailyMail.com has captured exclusive photos of the former Democratic presidential candidate (pictured) leaving the Housing Works bookstore in Lower Manhattan on Friday

DailyMail.com has captured exclusive photos of the former Democratic presidential candidate (pictured) leaving the Housing Works bookstore in Lower Manhattan on Friday

Hilary Clinton arrives at the New York State Democratic Committee Nominating Convention at the Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan last Thursday

Hilary Clinton arrives at the New York State Democratic Committee Nominating Convention at the Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan last Thursday

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Clinton was wrapped up against the cold, windy weather in a gray turtleneck last week in Manhattan

Abedin, 45, took advantage of New York Fashion Week and sat front row at the Ulla Johnson show on Saturday

Abedin, 45, took advantage of New York Fashion Week and sat front row at the Ulla Johnson show on Saturday

Clinton then suggested that “too many Republicans” are “naive in such a dangerous way.”

“They kind of believe that because Putin is coming forward as a strong leader on behalf of certain values ​​that are, you know, anti-gay, that are anti, you know, freedom and democracy that’s so messy, that d ‘One way or another, you know, that quote matches the opinions of some members and elements of the Republican Party.

“They couldn’t be more wrong,” she continued. “I mean, he poisons people in prisons. »

Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., scoffed at the idea that 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 is a fan of Putin,” he said. “But the thing is, Joe Biden showed weak leadership, he was late for the game.”

Clinton also recently called on the Biden administration to step up its game with Ukraine’s defense. She said she supports sending more US troops overseas to bolster Ukraine’s defense and spoke about the importance of defending NATO allies. Ukraine is not a member of NATO but has been pushing to be included in the alliance.

“I strongly believe in supporting with military weapons if necessary, and that is both the Ukrainian army and any type of resistance, but I also support sending more troops,” he said. she stated.

“I hope the administration and our European and other allies will move even faster to impose sanctions not only on Russia’s economy, but on individual players in that economy all the way up to Putin,” Clinton said.

“I think the only pressure that Putin would react to or that could have any impact on his thinking would be those he relies on to launder his money so that the funding keeps going into his secret accounts.”

“We must prosecute these oligarchs who financially support Putin. They have 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 would never have happened under his administration.

Speaking to conservative podcaster Buck Sexton, the former president said: “I walked in yesterday and there was a TV screen, and I said, ‘That’s genius,'” Trump recalled. “Putin declares a large part of Ukraine – of Ukraine – Putin declares it independent. Oh, that’s wonderful.

Trump also called President Biden “a man who has no idea what he’s doing.”

Earlier on Tuesday, Trump claimed Vladimir Putin would never have invaded Ukraine if he was still president, and said Russia had become “very, very rich” under President Biden. On Thursday, Trump again said Putin’s plan was “smart” as he mocked Biden’s sanctions.