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    Ex-Staffer on Clinton: Housekeepers Were 'Afraid to Bend Over in His Presence'

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    While former US President Bill Clinton is facing a fresh round of sexual harassment lawsuits, an ex-White House staffer who played a key role in Monica Lewinsky sex scandal took a dim view on the latest attempts to reevaluate his escapades.

    Linda Tripp, a US civil servant who helped kickstart the 1995 sex scandal involving then-US President Bill Clinton, has described the media calls to reevaluate the Clintons’ shenanigans as “a day late and a dollar short,” according to the Weekly Standard.

    "They have nothing to lose, and this is now permissible… The fact that the Clintons are dead in the water gives [the media] tacit approval to act like human beings…  It’s disingenuous," she remarked.

    Tripp also criticized those people who used to defend Clinton but have now changed their stance in the wake of a series of high-profile sex scandals that rocked the US this year, pointing out that Bill Clinton’s misbehavior became public knowledge over 20 years ago.

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    "The housekeeping staff was afraid to bend over in his (Bill Clinton’s) presence," Tripp reminisced about her tenure as a White House staffer, describing the former president as "a predator, by pattern."

    Earlier, four women brought up claims that Bill Clinton sexually assaulted them after leaving the presidency when he worked for the playboy billionaire investor Ron Burkle at his Yucaipa companies, with the assaults allegedly taking place sometime between 2001 and 2004.

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