Linda Tripp was Monica Lewinsky’s close friend and her White House office was next to Hillary’s – except for the three months that she sat right outside of the Oval Office.
She was right in the middle of the intern’s scandal and ultimately gave testimony about the taped conversations with Lewinsky.
Great Britain’s Daily Mail had an exclusive interview with her and just published an extensive article about the conversation.
The final sentence of the article, a quote from Tripp, gives the gist of her point-of-view:
“Without a doubt it’s time for a female president but it is without a doubt not the time nor will it ever be the time for Hillary Clinton to be that president. She simply lacks the integrity.”
Here are 7 important things to know from the interview:
The real story about the Lewinsky scandal was not the sexual interactions with the President, but about Hillary’s “subornation of perjury, obstruction of justice… a true abuse of power.’”
Hillary was the “ruler” behind Bill’s Presidency, “blatantly” lied to the American people, and was “ruthless” in her pursuit of power.
Hillary looks down upon the American people, saying, “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.”
The victimized spouse role that was portrayed was utterly false and helped Bill: “His political success was largely dependent upon Hillary. He owed her a great deal. 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.”
Tripp came forward about Lewinsky without a personal vendetta but because of the corruption that was invisible to the outside world: ‘When I came forward it was not simply because of Monica Lewinsky. It was because of a culmination of years of so much corruption. So much the opposite of what was being presented to the American people, it was so completely different than what was going on behind closed doors.”
Hillary is a liar: “I watched her on countless occasions blatantly lie to the American people and knowingly lie. This was not a mistake or error or even spin. This was pure manipulation of the truth. In a press conference during the height of the Whitewater frenzy she was well rehearsed, her wardrobe was carefully selected to be soft and pastel and essentially every word out of her mouth, preserved for posterity, was a lie. It’s all of a piece with Hillary.”
The email scandal is merely a continuation of her way of doing politics and why Tripp spoke out: “The scandals simply continue. She covers them up and moves on. People should be aware that she is probably the first cabinet secretary in the history of our country who has operated with their own private server, for a reason. Every lowly government employee understands that electronic communication on government-operated computers belongs to the United States. Hillary knows this and it’s why she chose to break the rules. Because every document written on a government device is a record and it is retrievable forever more. Hillary’s voluminous documents are not retrievable. She is answerable to no-one… That is Hillary Clinton in a nutshell.”
The interview was published on Tuesday and no comment or statement has been issued by either Hillary Clinton or her campaign.