Linda Tripp
A government civil servant, Tripp set the scandal in motion by taking her taped conversations with Lewinsky to Starr. Tripp came to the White House during the Bush administration but was retained as an administrative secretary working in the counsel's office when Clinton took office in 1993. She moved to the Pentagon in August 1994, where she later became friends with Lewinsky. Tripp also was one of the last to see Vince Foster alive. She was a quoted source in a 1997 Newsweek article alleging that Clinton had fondled a campaign volunteer named Kathleen Willey, and she is known as the source of never-proven allegations about former President George Bush's private life. full story