Here is the ugly truth ladies. The supposed champion of women’s rights has a very nasty side. But would you if you knew your husband was cheating on you with thousands of other ladies too?
The woman who exposed Bill Clinton’s affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, leading to his impeachment by the House in 1998, went public with a radio interview on Sunday harshly critical of both Clintons during his eight-year presidency.
Linda Tripp, the one-time confidante of Lewinsky who secretly taped her phone conversations and turned them over to a federal prosecutor, said the former president had affairs with ‘thousands’ of women – and that the former first lady knew about them.
Tripp also said she went public about the Lewinsky-Clinton affair to save her life, as she was worried at the time that she was in danger.
Tripp made the comments in an interview with investigative radio reporter Aaron Klein on Sunday. In the interview, she also said the president had an ongoing affair with another staffer at the same as Lewinsky.
The former first lady not only knew about her husband’s misbehavior, ‘She made it her personal mission to disseminate information and destroy the women with whom he dallied,’ Tripp said.
Tripp said Clinton is inappropriately presenting herself as ‘a champion of women’s rights worldwide in a global fashion, and yet all of the women she has destroyed over the years to ensure her political viability continues is sickening to me.’
Under questioning by Klein, Tripp said she turned tapes of her conversations with Lewinsky over to independent counsel Kenneth Starr because Lewinsky was threatening Clinton with exposing the affair, putting her and Tripp’s lives in danger.
‘I say today and I will continue to say that I believe Monica Lewinsky is alive today because of choices I made and action I took,’ Tripp told Klein.
‘That may sound melodramatic to your listeners. I can only say that from my perspective I believe that she and I at the time were in danger, because nothing stands in the way of these people achieving their political ends.’
‘Had it not become public when it did… We may well have met with an accident. It’s a situation where unless you lived it as I did you would have no real framework of reference for this sort of situation.’