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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:09 PM

Linda Tripp, whose tapes were pivotal in Clinton impeachment scandal, dies

Source: CNN - Breaking News

Linda Tripp, who secretly recorded her conversations with Monica Lewinsky about the then-intern's relationship with former President Bill Clinton, has died, according to her mother, Inge Carotenuto, and her former attorney, Joseph Murtha.

Tripp had previously been treated for breast cancer.

Tripp, a friend of Lewinsky's at the time, turned the 20 hours of tapes over to special prosecutor Kenneth Starr. The scandal ultimately led to Clinton's impeachment for perjury and obstruction of justice, though he was ultimately acquitted in the Senate.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/08/politics/linda-tripp-dead/index.html

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Reply Linda Tripp, whose tapes were pivotal in Clinton impeachment scandal, dies (Original post)
C Moon Apr 8 OP
SergeStorms Apr 8 #1
jb5150 Apr 8 #2
PaulRevere08 Apr 8 #3
idziak4ever1234 Apr 8 #4
NurseJackie Apr 8 #13
MyOwnPeace Apr 8 #5
lapfog_1 Apr 8 #6
Polly Hennessey Apr 8 #16
agingdem Apr 8 #27
olegramps Apr 9 #52
azureblue Apr 8 #29
lastlib Apr 9 #49
DinahMoeHum Apr 8 #7
2naSalit Apr 8 #8
winstars Apr 8 #9
lapucelle Apr 8 #10
StevieM Apr 8 #43
lapucelle Apr 9 #56
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Apr 8 #11
azureblue Apr 8 #30
RandySF Apr 8 #12
generalbetrayus Apr 8 #14
thegoose Apr 8 #21
Archae Apr 8 #15
Ford_Prefect Apr 8 #19
sagetea Apr 8 #17
Ziggysmom Apr 8 #32
Bengus81 Apr 8 #18
LisaM Apr 8 #20
mitch96 Apr 8 #22
riversedge Apr 8 #24
tonekat Apr 8 #28
DENVERPOPS Apr 8 #31
abakan Apr 8 #23
jrthin Apr 8 #25
Coventina Apr 8 #26
IrishEyes Apr 8 #33
Sloumeau Apr 8 #34
QED Apr 8 #35
MustLoveBeagles Apr 8 #47
Iggo Apr 8 #36
Grokenstein Apr 8 #39
47of74 Apr 8 #37
Stallion Apr 8 #38
Progressive Jones Apr 8 #40
Jack-o-Lantern Apr 8 #41
Rebl2 Apr 8 #42
StevieM Apr 8 #44
nkpolitics1212 Apr 8 #45
MustLoveBeagles Apr 8 #48
KPN Apr 8 #46
NBachers Apr 9 #50
C Moon Apr 9 #51
Bengus81 Apr 9 #53
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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:10 PM

1. What a shame.

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:12 PM

2. Gee, that's too bad ....

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:13 PM

3. Well, ah, I am sorry for anyone who might miss her.

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:13 PM

4. She was already dead to me.

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Response to idziak4ever1234 (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:28 PM

13. Bazinga.

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:15 PM

5. Thoughts and prayers.....................

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:15 PM

6. My mother told me to never speak ill of the dead

so...

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:37 PM

16. My mother told me no

such thing. The news brought a smile to my face.

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:19 PM

27. never says anything bad about the dead..say only good

Linda Tripp is dead..good

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Response to agingdem (Reply #27)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 07:52 AM

52. That is really good. It really made me laugh. Thanks I needed that.

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:29 PM

29. mine woul dhave said

"I'm sure she is a lot more comfortable now. I hear she liked the heat."

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 12:25 AM

49. Well, I never wish death on anyone*......

...but there have been some obituaries I have read with great pleasure! This is one of them...


(okay, ALMOST never......exceptions made for members of the GOPee crime syndicate)

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:17 PM

7. Oh. OK.

n/t

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:18 PM

8. Awww, that's almost too bad. ...nt

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:19 PM

9. No Comment:


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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:22 PM

10. Tripp was the only central figure in the Starr saga to be criminally charged.

Tripp Indicted on Charges of Wiretapping
By Saundra Torry and Raja Mishra
Washington Post Staff Writers
Saturday, July 31, 1999; Page A1

Linda R. Tripp, whose secret telephone tapes of Monica S. Lewinsky titillated and dismayed the nation and ultimately led to President Clinton's impeachment, was indicted yesterday in Maryland on criminal charges of illegal wiretapping.

After a 13-month investigation, Tripp, 49, who lives in Columbia, was indicted on two counts of violating a rarely used Maryland law that makes it a crime to record telephone conversations without the consent of all parties. Tripp has said she recorded more than two dozen phone conversations with Lewinsky in 1997. She also has said she had been warned during that period that secret taping in Maryland was illegal.

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With yesterday's indictment, Tripp became the only one among the central figures in the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal to be criminally charged. Clinton was impeached but acquitted by the Senate, and Lewinsky received an unusually broad grant of immunity from independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/stories/tripp073199.htm

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 09:16 PM

43. Ken Starr should have been charged. (eom)

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Response to StevieM (Reply #43)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 10:51 AM

56. Monica Lewinsky said in a VF article that Starr threatened her mom with jail

if she didn't betray her daughter's confidences and tell him everything she knew.

He is truly disgusting.

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:26 PM

11. My mother once told me, "If you can't say anything good about the dead, don't say anything at all."

. . .

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:30 PM

30. or

"come over here, sit beside me and spill it."

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:27 PM

12. Good.

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:35 PM

14. To update a classic Bette Davis quote,

"You should never say bad things about the dead, only good… Linda Tripp is dead. Good.”

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Response to generalbetrayus (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:44 PM

21. That was the one I was trying to think of!

 

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:35 PM

15. Dubya even told Tripp to go to hell, when she was fired by the Pentagon...

(Was it the Pentagon? I can't remember now.)

But Dubya couldn't stand Tripp, since she claimed to have evidence that George HW Bush was fooling around also.

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Response to Archae (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:39 PM

19. Film at 11:00?

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:37 PM

17. The only good thing I can say

about her memory, was John Goodmen played her fantastically on SNL!

sage

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Response to sagetea (Reply #17)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:33 PM

32. OMG thanks, I had forgotten that!

It was the only good thing to come from the miserable, jealous hag.

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:37 PM

18. Funniest part John Goodman ever played!

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:40 PM

20. She probably did not die a very happy person.

I can't say that i was a fan of hers in any way, shape, or form, but her poor judgement and shifty tactics probably meant that she did not live the latter part of her life very happily. I'm not going to go so far as to say that i felt sorry for her, but I do generally like people to be happy, and I don't see how she could have been.

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:45 PM

22. I can't remember... Did she get anything out of her deed? Money? Book? ..... nt

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #22)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:53 PM

24. I ignored or skipped over anything involving her name. To secretly tape a friends conversation is

beyond the pale to me. anyway, her god has her now.

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #22)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:24 PM

28. According to the Post...

...On the final day of the Clinton presidency in 2001, Ms. Tripp was fired from her job at the Pentagon. She sued the government for violating her privacy and reached a settlement of $595,000 in 2003.

My former in-laws had a large property in Virginia, after they died and it went on the market, their realtor said Tripp was interested. The family, life long Dems replied "We'd prefer not to pursue that."

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #22)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:31 PM

31. The only thing she got

was getting out of helping Monica to pay her dry cleaning bill.

The whole thing stunk to high heaven. Most would have taken their dress to the dry cleaners the next morning, not wrap it up in plastic, and renting a safe deposit box and preserving/protecting it.......

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:47 PM

23. Oh too bad

I hope karma slaps her upside the head.

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:13 PM

25. Oh, well.

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:18 PM

26. Tots & Pears.... n/t

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:34 PM

33. My condolences to her family.

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:36 PM

34. I assume that she will be missed, but not by me.

To me, Linda Tripp is someone who was so angry at the Clintons for letting her go that she wanted to get back at them. So, she dragged her friend Monica Lewinsky into a situation that was extremely stressful for Ms. Lewsinky. Linda Tripp did not care how much grief Ms. Lewinsky suffered as long as she was able to get back at the Clintons. So, I do not think highly of her.

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:38 PM

35. Monica Lewinsky's gracious tweet






"no matter the past, upon hearing that linda tripp is very seriously ill, i hope for her recovery. i can’t imagine how difficult this is for her family."

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Response to QED (Reply #35)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:21 PM

47. That's very gracious of her considering what Linda put her through

I can't say I'm sorry that Linda died but I'm sorry for her family on their loss.

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:49 PM

36. Say only good. (n/t)

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Response to Iggo (Reply #36)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 08:32 PM

39. Okay.

"Good."

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 08:08 PM

37. Yeah I can't quite get up the energy to say anything nice about her

So I'll just leave it at that

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 08:12 PM

38. Bad Tripp--Man

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 08:42 PM

40. Oh, Gosh, This Is Just Awful. NT

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 08:48 PM

41. Awful nice of her to die.

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 09:16 PM

42. I thought

she died several years ago.

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 09:20 PM

44. When Julie Hiatt Steele, an American hero from that era, died last year the media ignored it.

She risked everything, and lost a lot, because she wouldn't acquiesce to Ken Starr's demand that she perjure herself.

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 10:58 PM

45. I.C. Lucy- Lucianne Goldberg

Whatever happened to her?
She convinced Linda Tripp to tape record Monica Lewinsky.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Reply #45)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:25 PM

48. She's still alive

That's all I care to know about her.

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:20 PM

46. Gee, makes me very sad ...

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 03:15 AM

50. I hope I'm alive long enough to see the whole cast of republican monsters die. She was one of them.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #50)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 03:19 AM

51. Me too.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #50)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 07:54 AM

53. Gingrich can go first. Banging a woman while still married and then bashing Clinton endlessly

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 08:24 AM

54. Tripp was a rw scum bag who was not ever a friend of Monica's.

She was just using her to hurt Clinton and the world is a better place for her absence.

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 09:40 AM

55. Please make sure to bury her deep enough

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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 02:03 PM

57. Saint Peter will want to check this one for recording devices. n/t

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