Nothing was going to stand in the way of Hillary Clinton’s political aspirations. That’s the image Linda Tripp painted of the former secretary of state to the Daily Mail. In the 1990s, Tripp worked in the office adjacent to Hillary’s, the report detailed. “I think the most compelling thing about Hillary is that she will stop at nothing to achieve her end and that she views the public as plebeians easily seduced into believing her point of view,” Tripp told the British newspaper.
Tripp said Hillary manipulated the scandal of Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky to make herself stand out. In the chaos, Hillary saw an opportunity to go from “lack luster First Lady” to “First Victim,” according to the Daily Mail. Hillary shifted the narrative to make the scandal about Lewinsky and Tripp, deflecting from the real criminal activities involving her husband, Tripp said. “[T]he story was never really about Monica or Linda Tripp. It was about subornation of perjury and obstruction of justice and a true abuse of power on the part of a sitting president. That should have been the story. It never was,” she added.
Before her death, Tripp also frequently trashed Hillary in contributing articles for the right-wing news website Breitbart News. “Hillary’s incessant scandals over decades have morphed into an odd sort of national vaccination, immunizing her from accountability while hypnotizing much of the nation,” she wrote ahead of the 2016 election.