"I don't think anybody can, with a straight face, say the Russians did not set out to influence our election", she said. Clinton also raised Cambridge Analytica's representation of Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, whose August re-election was later pronounced "invalid, null and void", by Kenya's Supreme Court after it was revealed that the nation's voting system had been hacked. "Not the kind of message the leader of the greatest nation in the world should be delivering", said Clinton.
Trump on Tuesday threatened to "totally destroy North Korea" and called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "Rocket Man". "And as hard as it might be to imagine, your daughter will grow up and become President of the United States'".
As well as touting her memoir What Happened about the 2016 presidential election, Clinton, who was often accused of being cold and impersonal during the campaign trail, showed good humor as she shared a glass of Chardonnay with Colbert and even dropped a few anecdotes.
She planned to conclude her remarks by saying if she could go back in time and tell anyone in history about becoming president, she would pick her mom, Dorothy Howell Rodham, who died in 2011.
Recently embarking on her book tour which critics branded "blame game", Clinton insisted her gender bothered Putin and made him "agitated".
"What I'd hoped the President would have said was something along the lines of 'We view this as risky to our allies, to our region and even to our country. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime".
"You should lead with the commitment of trying to avoid conflict however you can", she said. "And they did so".
"I have no doubt, having dealt with Mr. Putin over a number of years, that they believe they succeeded in destabilizing our democracy, raising questions, sowing divisiveness among our people, and they're not going to disappear because it worked for them", Clinton said.
"I wish we could've told those jokes", he said.