Linda Tripp, A Key Figure in Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton Sex Scandal, Dead at 70
The cause of her death is still unknown.
Former White House employee in George H. W. Bush‘s tenure and a key figure in ex-US President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky sex scandal, Linda Tripp is dead at the age of 70. Ms. Tripp secretly recorded Lewinsky’s phone calls and the tapes were a huge blow to the entire Clinton administration.
Ex Pentagon Public Affairs officer, Linda Tripp’s death was confirmed by her son Ryan Tripp through the New York Post. It said that Ms.Tripp was ill but she didn’t contract Coronavirus. She exhibited no symptoms of Coronavirus during the course of her recent illness. The cause of her death is still unknown (at the time of publishing). Ryan refused to shed light on how his mother, Linda Tripp died.
Who is Linda Tripp?
Ms. Tripp started working in the Intelligence Department at Fort Meade after graduating from Hanover Park High School in the late 1960s. She was working as a secretary in the White House during President George H.W. Bush’s term and kept her job during the first year of Bill Clinton as President of the United States of America.
Linda Tripp was later transferred to Pentagon’s Public Affairs Dept and that’s where she met Monica S Lewinsky, who was over 23 years her junior. The two bonded quickly and it wasn’t long before Ms. Lewinsky told her senior and friend about her past sexual relationship with Bill Clinton.
It was then Tripp decided to do something about it and secretly started recording her phone calls with Monica Lewinsky. There were hours and hours of recordings and the tapes were handed over to independent counsel, Kenneth Starr. Kenneth was already investigating former Arkansas Governor, Mr. Clinton in another scandal involving a failed Whitewater real estate venture.
Linda Tripp’s actions brought the Clinton-Lewinsky sex scandal in the public eye and resulted in the President’s impeachment.
It was one of the most memorable moments of America’s history and Ms. Tripp was a vital part of it.
Dankantor will update you on her cause of death as the information starts rolling in.