Pentagon Settles Suit With Linda Tripp

From Times Wire Reports

Linda Tripp will get more than $595,000 from the Defense Department to settle a lawsuit over the release of confidential personal information about her to a magazine, her lawyers said.

Based on information supplied by Pentagon officials in 1998, the New Yorker reported that Tripp did not admit to an arrest in her teens on her security application for her Defense Department job.

Tripp, whose secret tapes of conversations with Monica S. Lewinsky helped lead to President Clinton’s impeachment trial, sued the Defense Department two years ago.