Linda Tripp, the woman who helped blow the whistle on former President Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky, has now died at the age of 70. As The New York Post reports:
Linda Tripp, whose secret conversations with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in 1998, died on Wednesday, her son-in-law told The Post. She was 70.
Tripp has been seriously ill and on her deathbed Tuesday night, according to a Facebook posting by her daughter.
“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,” Allison Tripp Foley posted on Facebook late Tuesday, adding that she was at her 70-year-old mother’s bedside. Her profile was later made private.
Tripp’s son-in-law, Thomas Foley, told The Post on Wednesday afternoon that she had passed. Her illness was unrelated to the coronavirus, he said.
Linda Tripp exposed the tip of the iceberg of Clinton corruption, the depths of which are still unfathomed. This was a genuine whistleblower and a true American hero. Don’t bother to troll me on this, I’m not interested in any other opinion. #LindaTripp https://t.co/fD9fdbLIPx
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 8, 2020
According to early reports it does not appear that Tripp’s death was directly due to a potential Coronavirus infection.