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Despite their age difference of 24 years, Tripp became Monica Lewinsky's close confidant at the government office in Washington, D.C. where they both worked. After Lewinsky revealed to Tripp that she had had a physical relationship with President Clinton, Tripp began to record her phone conversations with Lewinsky while encouraging Lewinsky to document details of the relationship.
Tripp then gave these tapes to then-Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, who launched an investigation into the Clinton-Lewinsky relationship, looking for potential incidents of perjury based on Clinton's testimony in the lawsuit Paula Jones had brought against Clinton.
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