CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1998 |
"I'm you. I'm just like you. I'm an average American who found herself in a situation not of her own making." What? Who does Linda Tripp think she's kidding? Stung by opinion polls showing her even less popular than Newt Gingrich or Ken Starr, Tripp stepped out of the federal courthouse Wednesday afternoon and made a desperate appeal for public sympathy. She should have kept her big mouth shut. Not even Hollywood has ever seen a more self-serving, shameless, sickening performance.
August 29, 1998 |
Deputy White House Counsel Bruce R. Lindsey, one of President Clinton's most trusted advisors, testified Friday for more than three hours before a federal grand jury in his first appearance since an appellate court rejected his claim of a confidential attorney-client relationship with the president. Prosecutors planned to question Lindsey about his private discussions with Clinton on the Monica S. Lewinsky matter and about any efforts to contain the damage from that relationship.
January 25, 1998 |
Long before Linda Tripp secretly tape-recorded Monica S. Lewinsky describing an alleged affair with President Clinton, the former White House staffer reportedly set out to write a tell-all book with a chapter titled "The President's Women." Tripp has said that she taped Lewinsky's confessions because she was angry that Robert S. Bennett, Clinton's personal attorney, had called her a liar for suggesting that the president had an extramarital fling with another woman in the White House.
January 17, 2000
Re: Linda Tripp plastic surgery ("What a Tripp," Jan. 7). Beauty is only skin deep. Ugly goes right to the bone. STEVEN BEHM Burbank She can have $30,000 dollars worth of plastic surgery and lose 40 pounds, but she is still Linda Tripp, the friend no one can trust. ROSE JACOBS Oceanside Does Barbara Thomas really believe that "neither the media nor the public felt entitled to make fun of the looks of Bill Clinton"? Has she watched a late-night talk show any time in the past eight years?
October 19, 1998 |
New York literary agent Lucianne S. Goldberg and her son have been subpoenaed to appear before the Maryland grand jury investigating Linda Tripp's taping of Monica S. Lewinsky, the Goldbergs said. Goldberg, who suggested that her friend Tripp tape conversations with Lewinsky about her affair with President Clinton, said she had not yet arranged with prosecutors when she would appear.
October 24, 1998 |
A Maryland grand jury investigating Linda Tripp subpoenaed one of her lawyers, demanding that he testify and produce any tape-recordings his client made of former White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky. Joe Murtha said he would fight the subpoena issued in the Howard County, Md., grand jury inquiry being conducted by Maryland prosecutor Stephen Montanarelli, who is examining whether Tripp broke the state wiretapping law.
January 26, 2001 |
Lawyers for Linda Tripp filed a lawsuit demanding she be reinstated in the Pentagon job she was dismissed from last week and alleging officials leaked details of her job search to the media. They said Tripp, a central figure in the Monica S. Lewinsky sex scandal, interviewed Tuesday at the U.S. George Marshall Center in Germany for a job as deputy director, a position of lower rank and salary than her old job.
December 19, 1999
Michael Ramirez's Dec. 15 editorial cartoon faults politics for the legal troubles of Linda Tripp. Fact is, Bill Clinton was put through the legal process, was impeached and the Senate voted not to remove him from office. Tripp, on the other hand, allegedly committed an illegal act of wiretapping and now must face the law. Perhaps Ramirez's cartoon should have depicted Tripp hanging from the cord of her own telephone. PRABA CHANDRAN Playa del Rey
October 3, 1998 |
"I know you're going to hate me, Monica, but I want you the [redacted] out of there. I want you with a life. . . . I know you want to protect him. Of course, I know that. I just don't want you to be savaged in the process. ". . . Anyone who cares about you, Monica, wants you out of this mess." With such words of seemingly heartfelt concern did Linda Tripp spin a web for her distraught young friend Monica S.