When it comes to Hillary Clinton, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer is right:
It’s the 1990s all over again.
Linda Tripp, the woman who exposed the relationship between Monica Lewinsky and former President Bill Clinton, has broken nearly 20 years of silence to say Hillary Clinton must never be elected president.
“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 said in an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail.
“In her mind, she would be part of a coronation instead of an election,” she added.
That was just the beginning of the scathing criticism of Hillary leveled by Tripp, according to the Daily Mail:
She [Tripp] describes Hillary as the true ‘ruler’ of the White House through her husband’s administration; tells how she watched Hillary ‘blatantly lie’ to the American people; describes her as utterly ‘ruthless’ in her pursuit of power; and voices her belief that Hillary must never gain the presidency – the position that has always been her goal and to which she has always believed herself entitled.
“This has been planned for so many years,” said Tripp, a White House employee in the early 1990s held over from the Bush administration. “I remember one of the quotes in my first week in the Oval Office, which was the week after Clinton’s first inauguration.
“Everybody had this little mantra, ‘Eight years for Bill. Eight years for Hill’ … So this is a runaway train. Nobody is going to stop it.”
But Tripp, who had an office directly adjacent to Hillary’s second floor West Wing office, was just getting started in her criticism. She put the 2016 Democratic presidential contender above Bill on the villain list.
“I believe for all his faults as a flawed man, Bill Clinton is not as unscrupulous as his wife,” she said. “He is complicit, but he is not as deceitful as Hillary Clinton is.”
She called Hillary “inherently dishonorable,” and came close to calling her a criminal.
“Hillary Clinton ruled the White House even as early as 1993, and every scandal that originated in the Clinton administration was the brainchild of Hillary,” Tripp told the Daily Mail.
“When I think of Hillary Clinton I think of a lingering taint of scandal and wrongdoing and, in my opinion, possible criminal activity,” she added.
As for the relationship between Bill and Hillary, Tripp said the pursuit of power was the common denominator.
“Their focus has always been power and the accumulation of that power,” she said. “There were just so many things in the White House that made it abundantly clear to anyone in their radius that he was the elected official but she was the one with the actual power.”
No parsing of the words there.
Tripp said the former president owed a lot to Hillary, who “took care of all the ‘bimbo eruptions’ — of which there were thousands — in order to present to the world an electable candidate.”
“In this endeavor she was ruthless,” Tripp said. “She destroyed women so that their stories never saw the light of day.”
Now that’s a war on women.
Regarding Lewinsky, Tripp said her affair with Bill helped make Hillary popular with the American people.
“Hillary was not only aware of Monica Lewinsky, she ensured that Monica was removed from the White House and in the end went from being a lackluster first lady with unimpressive approval numbers to wronged wife,” she said. “Literally, within the blink of an eye she propelled herself to ‘first victim’ status. This turned the corner for Hillary.”