Linda Tripp, who provided Lewinsky tapes against President Clinton, dies at 70

Linda Tripp, whose secretly recorded conversations with White House intern Monica Lewinsky led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, died Wednesday at age 70.Her death was confirmed by attorney Joseph Murtha. He provided no further details.Tripp made secret tapes of conversations with Lewinsky, who told her she had had an affair with Clinton. Tripp, then a Pentagon employee, turned the tapes over to Kenneth Starr, the independent prosecutor investigating the president.Tripp also appeared multiple times before a grand jury in 1998.The House impeached Clinton on two articles: providing perjurious and misleading testimony to a federal grand jury and an obstruction of justice charge. The Senate acquitted him of both articles in 1999.Clinton initially said he did not have sexual relations with Lewinsky but then later admitted he had a relationship.

Linda Tripp, whose secretly recorded conversations with White House intern Monica Lewinsky led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, died Wednesday at age 70.

Her death was confirmed by attorney Joseph Murtha. He provided no further details.

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Tripp made secret tapes of conversations with Lewinsky, who told her she had had an affair with Clinton. Tripp, then a Pentagon employee, turned the tapes over to Kenneth Starr, the independent prosecutor investigating the president.

Tripp also appeared multiple times before a grand jury in 1998.

The House impeached Clinton on two articles: providing perjurious and misleading testimony to a federal grand jury and an obstruction of justice charge. The Senate acquitted him of both articles in 1999.

Clinton initially said he did not have sexual relations with Lewinsky but then later admitted he had a relationship.