Linda Tripp, the woman who exposed former President Bill Clinton’s sex scandal with Monica Lewinsky, said in an interview this week that Christine Blasey Ford has severely damaged the #MeToo movement, The Daily Wire reported.
Tripp said, ‘What we’re seeing in the way this uncorroborated story is being handled is so damaging because the idea that we have to believe an accuser just because of her DNA, just because she’s a woman was never the goal.
‘The goal was for parity, for an equal reception, not automatically discounting somebody who came forward but now we’ve turned the tables completely and made men the victim.’
She added, ‘I am in no doubt that Kavanaugh is the victim here and the motivation for everything that we’re seeing is political.’
Kavanaugh himself slammed the investigation into Ford’s claims against him as ‘a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stocked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups.’
Kavanaugh worked on the investigation led by independent counsel Kenneth Starr and prompted by Tripp’s expose of Clinton’s relationship with Lewinsky.
Tripp recalled her encounters with Kavanaugh at that time. She said, ‘He was not my main interviewer but I spent Monday to Friday at that office for weeks and weeks being debriefed and my clear recollection of him was that he was judicious even then.’
Tripp played a prominent role in exposing the Clinton–Lewinsky scandal of 1998. Tripp’s action in secretly recording Monica Lewinsky’s confidential phone calls about her relationship with the president caused a sensation with their links to the earlier Jones v. Clinton lawsuit and with the disclosing of notably intimate details. Tripp claimed that her motives were purely patriotic, and she was able to avoid a wiretap charge in exchange for handing in the tapes