Tripp-Lewinsky Tapes (6)

... TRIPP: ... Did Betty receive the package?

LEWINSKY: Yes.

TRIPP: So did you mention to her what to do with it or

LEWINSKY: No.

TRIPP: No?

LEWINSKY: I think she's annoyed with me.

TRIPP: Why?

LEWINSKY: I don't know. I think everything that happened last week.

TRIPP: What was last week?

LEWINSKY: "I don't want to talk to you again ..."

TRIPP: Oh, that that conversation?

LEWINSKY: Yeah, just everything, I think. I don't know. (Tape skip). I'm sure she'll be the happiest to see the situation over, you know.

TRIPP: Well, I don't think she would be annoyed, though. I mean, she the one thing she has to understand

LEWINSKY: Mm-hmm.

TRIPP: unless she's dumber than dog dirt, is how difficult this has been for you.

LEWINSKY: I don't think she thinks that. ...

... LEWINSKY: You know, sometimes my opinion of her wanders from being, you know, a total idiot

TRIPP: (REDACTED)

LEWINSKY: to being you know, to just being kind of sneaky.

TRIPP: What to kind of being what?

LEWINSKY: Just kind of being sneaky, you know, playing dumb for ...

TRIPP: ... I find her to be, for the most part, pretty disingenuous.

LEWINSKY: Mm-hmm. ...

... TRIPP: And you know, I have no idea how much he's told her. (Sigh.) So it must be somewhat uncomfortable.

LEWINSKY: Well, I'm sure he tells her nothing, you know. I don't know. It's weird. (Sigh.) ...

... LEWINSKY: ... I just realized what am I gonna do if he (REDACTED) me over again?

TRIPP: Who?

LEWINSKY: The creep. Then I have no because the reason I was gonna tell him a story was because it was one of those you know, he didn't help me, so I have no choice.

... TRIPP: ... So how was your day?

LEWINSKY: Fine. I'm still at work

TRIPP: You are? When do you get to leave, huh? Why are you there so long on a Friday? He's still there.

LEWINSKY: Mm-hmm.

TRIPP: Oh, my goodness. ...

... TRIPP ... Did Betty receive the package?

LEWINSKY: Yes.

TRIPP: So did you mention to her what to do with it or

LEWINSKY: No.

TRIPP: No?

LEWINSKY: I think she's annoyed with me.

TRIPP: Why?

LEWINSKY: I don't know. I think everything that happened last week.

TRIPP: What was last week?

LEWINSKY: "I don't want to talk to you again ..."

... TRIPP: ... The one thing she has to understand ... is how difficult this has been for you.

LEWINSKY: I don't think she thinks that. ... I think in her book, I've just been totally impatient. ...

... TRIPP: Well, she realizes you were forced to leave there because of him, right?

LEWINSKY: Yeah, but, you know

TRIPP: So she should she should have some level of understanding here.

LEWINSKY: You know, sometimes my opinion of her wanders from being, you know, a total iiot

TRIPP: (REDACTED)

LEWINSKY: to being you know, to just being kind of sneaky. ...

... TRIPP: And I find her to be, for the most part, pretty disingenuous.

LEWINSKY: Mm-hmm.

TRIPP: However, she has been your only link ... She has tried, I think, to the best of her desires or abilities, to cope with this.

And you know, I have no idea how much he's told her. (Sigh.) So it must be somewhat uncomfortable.

LEWINSKY: Well, I'm sure he tells her nothing. ...

... TRIPP ... I just want you to be sure that you make the right choice when you talk to him, that's all. ...

... TRIPP: A part of me thinks your first idea was not a bad one.

LEWINSKY: About what? ...

... TRIPP: At one point you said you were gonna tell him the truth.

LEWINSKY: Oh, I nah, I don't want to.

TRIPP: (Laughter.)

LEWINSKY: See, because then he'll he'll be able to he'll be able to blame me. Like that was only if there was no other choice, which it may come to that. Oh, you know, I didn't think about that

oh (REDACTED). ...

TRIPP: You explained to her how emotionally distraught you are?

LEWINSKY: I don't know.

TRIPP: Were you crying?

LEWINSKY: I was upset. I'm just not like I am now. (Crying).

TRIPP: Sigh.

LEWINSKY: Linda, I can't take it anymore.

TRIPP: I know. I know.

LEWINSKY: (Crying) It's just too it's too much for one person. (Crying).

TRIPP: Oh, it is too much for one person. ...

... LEWINSKY: I go to work every day (crying) and I just (crying), I'm trying to keep it together and I just can't.

TRIPP: You've been a trouper through this, Monica, and you've been through

LEWINSKY: (Crying)

TRIPP: It just seems as though because the frigging buffer zone, you can never communicate directly with him until he chooses to.

LEWINSKY: (Crying)

TRIPP: So when there's a crisis like this UN problem, he's, he's fully unaware, I'm sure. He knows, he probably knows that Richardson called you and that there's something going on, but he doesn't know the state you're in because of that.

LEWINSKY: (Crying) ... I'm gonna throw up.

TRIPP: No, don't throw up. ...

... TRIPP: I almost hate for you to shoot yourself in the foot when it may be your only chance

LEWINSKY: I know.

TRIPP: -of a- (sigh) a good job. Oh, good, I shouldn't say good, a job that pays $65,000 in New York.

LEWINSKY: May be I don't know.

TRIPP: Well.

LEWINSKY: But wait a minute. Podesta doesn't even know how much money I want to make, you know. And, that's the problem.

TRIPP: It's too much right now.

LEWINSKY: I Linda I almost called you mom.

... TRIPP: But did he (REDACTED) your life up for the time being? Yes. (sigh) It gives me an Excedrin headache.

LEWINSKY: (sigh)

TRIPP: I have to say this because I've thought about it a lot ecently. If he for one considered someone doing this to his daughter

LEWINSKY: I I thought the same thing. You know? What would you tell your daughter to do?

TRIPP: Yeah exactly. In fact, that's a question you might want to ask him. I mean, he would die rather than let this happen to Chelsea, but you're supposed to be a stoic soldier. ... That's how he compartmentalizes. He does not see you as in that league. He sees you as a as a woman, young, but a woman.

LEWINSKY: "Don't be mad"?

TRIPP: Yeah. Hah.

LEWINSKY: (Sigh)

TRIPP: Oh, Monica, Monica, Monica, I know you can't see it now but I promise you a year from now when you look back on this, you will have a much, much healthier perspective and you will be so glad you got the (REDACTED) outta here.

LEWINSKY: I know that.

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