Lucianne Steinberger Goldberg, also known as Lucianne Cummings, is an American literary agent and author. Goldberg was named as one of the ‘key players' in the 1998 impeachment of President Clinton, as it was she who controversially advised Monica Lewinsky's confidante Linda Tripp to tape Monica's phone-calls about their affair. The 20-hour recording became crucial to the Starr investigation. Goldberg claimed that her motive was purely to expose immorality in public life. She is the mother of Jonah Goldberg, who is also a right-wing polemicist.
|Born||Lucianne Steinberger, April 29, 1935, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Other names||Lucianne Cummings|
|Education||George Washington University, B.A. 1957|
|Occupation||Literary agent, author|
|Agent||Mary Yost Associates, Inc, 141 East 55th St, New York, NY 10022|
|Known for||Clinton–Lewinsky scandal – encouraged Linda Tripp to illegally record telephone conversations|
|Notable work||Purr, Baby, Purr (nonfiction), Hawthorne, 1970, (With Sondra Robinson) Friends in High Places (novel), Richard Marek Publishers, 1979, Madame Cleo's Girls (novel), Pocket Books (New York), 1992, People Will Talk, Pocket Books (New York), 1994.|
|Spouse(s)||William Cummings (div.), Sidney Goldberg (m. April 10, 1966 – wid. 2005)|
|Children||Joshua Goldberg (1967–2011), Jonah Goldberg (b. 1969)|
|Parent(s)||Raymond Leonard and Lucy Jane (Moseley) Steinberger|
Madame Cleo's Girls and Friends in High Places are two of her novels. She is credited with persuading Linda Tripp to videotape Monica Lewinsky discussing her romance with Bill Clinton. She is also a literary agent, publicist, and outspoken opponent of former US President Bill Clinton.
She left the Washington Post to serve on Lyndon B. Johnson's presidential campaign in 1960.
Murder in Brentwood, a book on the O.J. Simpson trial, was published thanks to her literary agency.
With her husband, Sidney Goldberg, she had two children, Joshua and Jonah.
She was one of the seven important players who nearly led to President Bill Clinton's impeachment.
American political blogs. Literary agents. Washington, D.C. Democrats. American whistleblowers. Journalists from Washington, D.C.. The Washington Post people. Writers from Boston