Linda Tripp, whose secretly recorded conversations with White Home intern Monica Lewinsky led to the 1998 impeachment of U.S. President Invoice Clinton, died Wednesday at age 70.
Her demise was confirmed by legal professional Joseph Murtha. He offered no additional particulars.
In August 1994, Tripp turned a public affairs specialist on the Pentagon, the place Lewinsky labored after being a White Home intern. The 2 reportedly turned associates.
Tripp made secret tapes of conversations with Lewinsky, who informed her she had had an affair with Clinton. Tripp turned nearly 20 hours of tapes over to Kenneth Starr, the impartial prosecutor investigating the president, prompting the investigation that led to his impeachment.
As information broke Wednesday that Tripp was close to demise, Lewinsky tweeted that she hoped for her restoration “irrespective of the previous.”
irrespective of the previous, upon listening to that linda tripp may be very significantly in poor health, i hope for her restoration. i can’t think about how tough that is for her household.