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Linda Tripp

Monica Lewinsky whistleblower

Died when: 70 years 136 days (844 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Linda Rose Tripp (née Carotenuto;November 24, 1949 – April 8, 2020) was an American civil servant who played a prominent role in the Clinton–Lewinsky scandal of 1998.

Tripp's action in secretly recording Monica Lewinsky's confidential phone calls about her relationship with President Bill Clinton caused a sensation with their links to the earlier Clinton v.

Jones lawsuit and with the disclosing of intimate details.Tripp claimed that her motives were purely patriotic, and she was able to avoid a wiretap charge in exchange for handing in the tapes.

She then claimed that her firing from the Pentagon at the end of the Clinton administration was vindictive, while the administration called it standard procedure for a political appointee.

From 2004, Tripp and her husband, Dieter Rausch, owned and ran a German winter-themed holiday store named Christmas Sleigh in Middleburg, Virginia.


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