FILE PHOTO OF TRIPP SPEAKING TO REPORTERS.
Linda Tripp was fired from her Department of Defense position January 19, 2001 by the Clinton administration after she refused to resign like other political appointees. Tripp speaks to reporters outside the U.S. Courthouse in Washington in this July 29, 1998 file photo. Tripp's taping of Monica Lewinsky set in the motion the events that lead to President Bill Clinton's impeachment.