Clinton sex scandal whistleblower Linda Tripp dies at age 70 – reports

China Daily (Europe) | Apr 9, 2020 at 12:00 AM
  • Linda Tripp, the former US civil servant whose secretly taped telephone conversations with a former White House intern documented the sex scandal that led to then-President Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment, died on Wednesday at age 70.
  • Tripp became forever linked with the sex scandal that nearly brought down Clinton’s presidency by way of her whistleblower role in exposing the extramarital affair he had with Tripp’s acquaintance, Monica Lewinsky, a former White House intern.
  • Tripp was a secretary in the White House counsel’s office in the early years of Clinton’s presidency before she was transferred to the Pentagon’s public affairs office and befriended Lewinsky, 24 years her junior.