Hillary Clinton and her longtime aide Huma Abedin were out and about in New York City on Friday – a day after the former Secretary of State laughed off allegations her campaign spied on Donald Trump.
Clinton, 74, and Abedin, 45, were accompanied by an unnamed man as they left a building in Lower Manhattan.
Dressed for the chilly and very windy weather on Friday, Clinton looked warm in her grey woolen sweater, which she accessorized with a chunky silver necklace.
She spoke to Abedin briefly, before getting into her car. Abedin and the man then walked off.
Abedin lives in the Union Square area, not far from where she and Clinton were seen off of Astor Place.
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 for Thursday’s Democrat Convention.
Hillary Clinton, 74, was seen on Friday in lower Manhattan speaking to Huma Abdein and a male friend
The red-hatted man was the first to exit the building, near Astor Place
The trio were inside a building next to the Public Theater, by Astor Place
Clinton followed the man out the building, and Abedin, in a long black coat, brought up the rear
The three were seen conversing on the street, with a Secret Service agent standing guard
Clinton was wrapped up against the chilly and breezy weather in a gray turtleneck sweater
The former Secretary of State is frequently in this district of Manhattan: her daughter Chelsea lives nearby, and Abedin lives close too
The trio said their goodbyes and Clinton got into her waiting car
Clinton, who is known for her love of stylish purses, carried a striking red leather number
Abedin and the man then set off walking down the street, as Clinton drove away
Abedin, 45, has been enjoying New York fashion week and was seated front row at the Ulla Johnson show on Saturday
On Friday Abedin and the unknown man were seen heading away from their meeting with Clinton and walking up the street
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.’
She said: ‘We can’t get distracted, whether it’s by the latest culture war nonsense, or some new right wing lie on Fox or Facebook – by the way they’ve been coming after me again lately in case you might have noticed.
‘It’s funny, the more trouble Trump gets into the wilder the charges and conspiracies about me seem to get.
‘So now his accountants have fired him. And investigations draw closer to him. And on the right the noise machine gets turned up,’ she added.
‘Fox leads the charge with accusations against me counting on audience to fall for it again.’
Clinton spoke as a New York federal judge ruled that Trump and his children Don Jr. and Ivanka must testify under oath in the investigation into whether his family business inflated property prices.
Clinton didn’t mention if she has any intentions to run for president again in 2024 despite whirlwind speculation, but said the United States was ‘dangerously divided.’
‘I know many of us have thought that defeating Trump would start to heal our divisions – I certainly did – that maybe just maybe the madness would break,’ she said.
On Tuesday, Clinton was seen with her daughter Chelsea – who also lives in Manhattan – leaving a Filipino restaurant in Queens, where the pair had been filming a segment for a show.
Hilary Clinton arrives at the New York State Democratic Committee Nominating Convention, at the Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan, on Thursday
Protesters shout at Clinton in the background as she enters the hotel ahead of her headline address
Clinton claimed accusations her campaign spied on Donald Trump are a ‘conspiracy’ tied to his mounting legal issues and slammed Republicans for backing ‘coup plotters’ and pushing the ‘big lie’ in her major comeback speech in New York on Thursday
Abedin, meanwhile, has been busy promoting her book Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds.
The book details her time working for Clinton, which she has done since 1996, and the collapse of her marriage to Anthony Weiner amid his sexting scandal.
Weiner, with whom Abedin shares a 10-year-old son, Jordan, said last week, while announcing his new radio show, that his divorce was ‘almost finalized’ – the couple having announced their separation in 2016.
Abedin, meanwhile, has spent the week enjoying New York’s fashion scene, and was spotted front row at the Ulla Johnson show on Tuesday.
Abedin (far left) attended the event with (from second from left): Sarita Choudhury, Katerina Tannenbaum and Sofia Black D’Elia
Abedin was pictured attending Ulla Johnson’s show at Astor Hall on Sunday as part of New York City’s Fashion week.
Abedin and Weiner are seen in court in September 2017 as they officially end their marriage
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