Linda Tripp Biography – Linda Tripp Wiki
Linda Tripp born Linda Rose Carotenuto was an American civil servant known as the whistleblower in the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal of 1998. Tripp was working in the Pentagon when she befriended Monica Lewinsky, a former White House intern who was having an affair with President Bill Clinton.
She secretly recorded her conversations with Lewinsky about the affair, and then handed over the recordings to special prosecutor Ken Starr. The recordings were part of independent counsel Kenneth Starr’s investigation into Clinton, which produced a 453-page report that determined the grounds for impeachment.
Clinton denied the affair when it was exposed in January 1998. He also denied the affair in a sworn deposition, leading to his impeachment by the House in December 1998, on charges of obstruction of justice and perjury. In 1999, he was acquitted by the Senate.
Tripp was indicted on criminal wiretapping charges in Maryland for making the tapes, but the case was eventually dropped.
Linda Tripp Age
Tripp was born on November 24, 1949, in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States. She died on April 8, 2020. She was 70 years old.
Linda Tripp Husband
Linda Tripp was married to her husband Dieter Rausch from 2004 until her death on April 8, 2020. She was previously married to Bruce M. Tripp from 1971 until their divorce in 1992.
Linda Tripp Children
Linda Tripp Family
Linda Tripp was the daughter of Albert Carotenuto and Inge Carotenuto.
Linda Tripp Death
Linda Tripp died on April 8, 2020, at age 70. Her death was confirmed by her former attorney, Joseph Murtha, in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter: “We are saddened to hear the news that Linda Tripp has died. Linda understood how people in power can abuse their positions. She had incredible courage. She was faithfully committed to honesty in government. She stood up when others would not. She knew the risks of becoming a whistleblower. Linda often said about her whistleblowing that, ‘It was never about right or left, it was always about right and wrong.'”
Linda Tripp’s daughter, Allison Tripp Foley posted on Facebook late Tuesday, April 7, 2020, “My mommy is leaving this earth. I don’t know myself if I can survive this heartache. Please pray for a painless process for the strongest woman I will ever know in my entire lifetime.”
Tripp’s son-in-law, Thomas Foley, told the New York Post, “Look it’s hard to talk right now. Linda has passed on. She fought on as hard as she could. We just have to let all the grandkids know as it was so sudden. I know all the press will focus on the other stuff but she was a special person and a fantastic grandparent who was devoted to her family. People forget this part.”
After hearing reports that Tripp was ill, Monica Lewinsky offered well wishes to Tripp on Twitter. Lewinsky tweeted: “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.”
Linda Tripp Cause of Death
Linda Tripp’s cause of death was pancreatic cancer.
Linda Tripp Net Worth
Information about Linda Tripp’s net worth is being updated.