The Right Connection

Did the noisy world of Clinton haters find a willing ear in Starr's office?

The "vast right-wing conspiracy" that Hillary Rodham Clinton once said was out to get her husband can be a little hard to pin down. But among the President's defenders, one basic diagram goes this way: at the center is what they call the iron triangle, an illicit cooperation between independent counsel Kenneth Starr and the lawyers for Paula Jones. At the hypotenuse is Linda Tripp, the go-between who first alerted Starr to Monica Lewinsky's false affidavit in the Jones case. Around this triangle is a circle, a group of loosely affiliated Clinton haters who fostered ties among the inner threesome, always...

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