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1994- Travelgate

On May 2, 1994, the GAO concluded that the White House did have legal authority to terminate the Travel Office employees without cause, because they served at the pleasure of the president, however, it also concluded that Cornelius, Thomason, and Martens, who all had potential business interests involved, had possibly influenced the decision. Moreover, the GAO report indicated that the First Lady played a larger role than previously thought before the firings, with Watkins saying she had urged “that action be taken to get ‘our people’ into the travel office.” She had also made false statements about her role in it.  Later, Independent Counsel Robert Ray issued his final report on Travelgate, saying that while some of Hillary Clinton’s statements were factually false, there was insufficient evidence that her statements were knowingly false.