Tripp's son-in-law, Thomas Foley, said Tripp died later in the afternoon of an illness not connected to COVID-19, The Post reported.
Tripp worked at the White House during the George H.W. Bush administration and into the Clinton years, before she took a position at the Pentagon in 1994. "Linda has passed on". "We just have to let all the grandkids know as it was so sudden". "I can't imagine how hard this is for her family", she tweeted. "People forget this part".
In 2018, she gave a keynote address at a National Whistleblower Day event in Washington, D.C. Tripp, who said she lost everything as a result of the scandal but would do it again, described a "culture of corruption" within the presidency.
Tripp secretly recorded conversations between Lewinsky and herself discussing Lewinsky's affair with Clinton.
Tripp also brought to light one of the most notorious pieces of evidence in the scandal, the semen-stained blue dress that Lewinsky had told Tripp she had worn during a sexual encounter in the White House with Clinton.
The impact: Clinton was charged with obstruction of justice and lying under oath. "It was never about politics".
She was variously praised as a whistle-blower and denounced as a partisan.
"I was not protected". "It was worth it to me to do what I considered to be my patriotic duty", she said in a television interview. That November she and Clinton began their affair which continued after she was hired for a West Wing job. The abuse of power, the perjury, the subordination of perjury, the malfeasance of President Bill Clinton simply disappeared. "It swiftly became a mere matter of a distasteful "affair", something between a man and a woman, and ultimately not impeachable".