Listening to Lewinsky
The following are audio excerpts from Linda Tripp's tapes of her phone conversations with Monica Lewinsky, starting in October 1997, and the tape made from Tripp's meeting with Lewinsky on Jan. 13, 1998, during which she wore an FBI body wire.
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Editor's Note: Some of the language on these tapes is explicit.
"It could be your only insurance policy down the road."
Excerpt from a phone conversation in which Tripp advises Lewinsky to keep her navy blue dress.
"I never expected to feel this way about him."
Excerpt from a phone conversation in which Lewinsky tells Tripp about falling in love with President Clinton.
"If I ever want to have an affair with a married man again especially if he's president please shoot me."
Excerpt from a phone conversation in which Lewinsky says she thought Clinton was in love with her.
"I was brought up with lies all the time."
Excerpt from phone conversation in which Tripp confronts Lewinsky about her willingness to lie.
"The story I've signed under oath is what someone else is saying under oath."
Excerpt from a phone conversation in which Tripp and Lewinsky discuss Vernon Jordan and Lewinsky's affidavit.
Excerpt from a phone conversation in which Lewinsky plays Tripp a tape she has made for President Clinton.
"I could not live with myself if I caused trouble."
Excerpt from the body-tape conversation in which Lewinsky tells Tripp she's sticking with her denial. (Recording quality is poor.)
"It's hard for me to understand how you could want me to do that."
Excerpt from the body-tape conversation in which Lewinsky asks Tripp not to tell the truth. (Recording quality is poor.)
On the Web
Streaming Audio from Broadcast.com | FedNet
Extensive Text Excerpts from the Tripp Tapes
Key Player Profiles: Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp
Video Clips of Clinton's Grand Jury Testimony
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