Linda Tripp calls new concerns over Clinton behavior disingenuous

The woman who was infamously cast as the villain in the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky sex scandal – Linda Tripp – calls new concerns about the former president’s behavior a day late and a dollar short.

Tripp asked in a new interview published in The Weekly Standard:

“What information do they have at their fingertips today that they didn’t have 20 years ago? What information has changed?”

Tripp was thrust into the center of the sex scandal 20 years ago which led to Clinton’s impeachment, after she revealed to special prosecutor Kenneth Starr in 1997 she had secret recordings of Lewinsky, then a White House intern, describing her physical relationship with Clinton.

Tripp and Lewinsky, who was 21 at the time, were friends since working at the Pentagon together.

Back then, Tripp was vilified by the Clintons for her role in the scandal. But now, in the wake of several sexual harassment and assault claims rocking the Capitol – some lawmakers like New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand said she believes Clinton should have resigned over the matter.

Tripp however, isn’t buying it telling The Weekly Standard:

“They have nothing to lose, and this is now permissible. The fact that the Clintons are dead in the water gives [the media] tacit approval to act like human beings. . . . It’s disingenuous.”

Tripp has said she’s learned to live with being a “footnote to history.”


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