Most of us remember Linda Tripp, the Clinton White House staffer who was slammed in the liberal media for her role in the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Though Tripp has spent the last few years out of the public eye, she recently resurfaced to give a lengthy interview with Breitbart reporter Aaron Klein in which she recalled some past Clinton scandals that foreshadow how terrible a Hillary Clinton presidency would be.
Conservative Tribune reported that Tripp began by discussing the aftermath of Vince Foster’s death, as well as Travelgate, Filegate and the Whitewater scandal. One theme quickly became disturbingly clear: a lax attitude on the part of the Clintons regarding classified information and security issues.
Tripp’s career started in the George H.W. Bush White House, which she remembered had strict protocols regarding security and the handling of classified material. However, all this changed when the Clintons took over, as they had a “cavalier, loosey-goosey, this isn’t important, don’t be a prude” attitude toward handling sensitive materials.
“Because I would often bring up the fact that this had to happen. That this was not a luxury. This was a necessity. And classified material is just part and parcel of working in the West Wing of the White House on a daily basis,” Tripp explained. “So there was sort of a disregard for any of the rules. They certainly didn’t apply to them. And that was startling.”
An example Tripp offered was the process by which individuals working in the White House would gain security clearances, which was usually an arduous process that takes at least 90 days before the person could start working.
“Now in the Clinton White House it was a year before I would say 95 percent of the senior advisers to President Clinton and their support staff in the West Wing even filled out the paperwork,” Tripp said.
One person who benefitted from this lax attitude about security clearances was a former bar bouncer named Craig Livingstone who somehow became the director of the White House’s Office of Personnel Security. He is believed to have been hired by Hillary directly.
“So the notion that this former bar bouncer was the chief of White House security was beyond chilling to anyone who knew how that office (had) functioned in the previous administration,” she said.
Livingstone ended up being directly involved in the Filegate scandal, in which the Clintons wrongly accessed classified FBI files on their political opponents in order to learn secrets that could be used against them.
“I don’t think sensitive material — or classified information, for that matter — was something they considered at all. And I know that is a strong statement to make,” Tripp stated. “But I believe that what was more important to Mrs. Clinton was control. Control of the information flow. The ability to smear those who would speak against them. And the ability to control the message.”
“So classification wasn’t a big deal, and I think you can see that and what has happened just this past year with what happened at the state Department. It is really just a continuation of a pattern,” she added.
“The Clinton’s embody a culture of corruption,” Tripp concluded.
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