Linda Tripp Breaks 20-Year Silence, Condemns Hillary Clinton Candidacy

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Linda Tripp, the woman who exposed Monica Lewinsky as Bill Clinton’s mistress but has remained silent the last twenty years about what she knew about Bill and Hillary Clinton, gave an exclusive interview to The Daily Mail in which she offered what she knew about Hillary Clinton that makes her unfit for the presidency.

Tripp sat outside the Oval Office the first three months of the Clinton Administration, then moved to an office directly adjacent to Hillary’s second floor West Wing office until Tripp left the administration. She told the Daily Mail that to Hillary, her election as president would “be part of a coronation instead of an election,” adding, “I think the most compelling thing about Hillary is that she will stop at nothing to achieve her end and that she views the public as plebeians easily seduced into believing her point of view.”

Tripp continued, “Hillary Clinton ruled the White House even as early as 1993 and every scandal that originated in the Clinton administration was the brainchild of Hillary. When I think of Hillary Clinton I think of a lingering taint of scandal and wrongdoing and, in my opinion, possible criminal activity.”

Tripp pointed out, “As is widely acknowledged, Hillary took care of all the ‘bimbo eruptions’ of which there were thousands in order to present to the world an electable candidate. In this endeavor she was ruthless. She destroyed women so that their stories never saw the light of day.” She noted that Hillary orchestrated the marginalizing of Gennifer Flowers, who said in 1992 that she and Bill Clinton had been lovers for 12 years.

Tripp, of course, was quite familiar with the Monica Lewinsky affair, and stated, “Hillary was not only aware of Monica Lewinsky, she ensured that Monica was removed from the White House and in the end went from being a lackluster First Lady with unimpressive approval numbers to wronged wife. Literally within the blink of an eye she propelled herself to First Victim status. This turned the corner for Hillary.”

Tripp pointed out that Hillary’s later career was predicated on her reaction to the Lewinsky affair. She said, “Women across the world could certainly understand her position of standing by her man, finding it admirable that she was working on her marriage, unaware that it was a charade. She has that particular scandal to thank for her Senate candidacy and election and for everything that followed.”

Still, Tripp insisted that the “bimbo issues” of Bill Clinton obscured the most important issue. She asserted, “In the case of Monica Lewinsky the story was never really about Monica or Linda Tripp. It was about subornation of perjury and obstruction of justice and a true abuse of power on the part of a sitting president. That should have been the story. It never was. And so it gave Monica her much needed fifteen minutes and it took the rest of us along with it but the actual crux of the entire issue escaped most. And now the very person who orchestrated that cover up and all the other cover ups over the years including those surfacing today is running for president of the United States.”

Tripp took time to discuss the Whitewater scandal, which broke in 1994 and revolved around real-estate purchases involving the Clintons in 1978 when Bill was attorney general of Arkansas. Tripp said what she saw the Clintons do in 1994 “was not spin. It was lying to the American people knowingly and doing it routinely.”

In 2001, Tripp told CNN Host Larry King that Hillary Clinton pressured the late Vince Foster, former deputy White House counsel, to resolve the Waco standoff problem in 1993. Former House Waco investigator T. March Bell charged that Hillary pressured Attorney General Janet Reno through Deputy Attorney General Webb Hubbell to initiate the attack on the Waco compound in 1993 that left 86 people dead, including children. Bell charged that Hillary orchestrated the action because the Waco standoff was dominating the news.

Tripp concluded about Hillary Clinton, “I watched her on countless occasions blatantly lie to the American people and knowingly lie.”


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