A Hagerstown post office box is being used for a national fund-raising effort to pay Linda Tripp's legal bills, according to Tripp's spokesman.
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There have been "tens of thousands of contributors" for the fund, spokesman Philip Coughter said Wednesday.
Tripp, a former White House aide, received nationwide attention for recording conversations with former intern Monica Lewinsky.
This week a Howard County Circuit judge set Jan. 18 as the trial date on state charges Tripp broke the law by secretly recording the talks.
Her lawyers have asked the judge to dismiss the indictment, arguing state prosecutors improperly relied on her immunized testimony about Lewinsky's affair with President Clinton during their investigation.