The Reagan Information Interchange www.reagan.com [LINK] Find More On The Subject: ____________________ ______ White House Refuses to Release Pictures of Drug Smuggler With Clinton >White House Seizes and Hides Pictures of Drug Smuggler With Clintons ABC News reported last night that the Clinton Justice Department "is now refusing to make public" pictures taken at the White House of Jorge Cabrera, a major contributor to the Democrats and a convicted drug smuggler. The Dole-Kemp campaign announced today it would file a Freedom of Information Act request to force the Clinton Justice Department to release the photos to the press. ABC reported that the Justice Department has demanded "all copies and negatives of those photos." "Every parent in America should be outraged that Bill Clinton is selling White House access to convicted drug smugglers -the very people we-re trying to protect our children from." Dole-Kemp Campaign manager Scott Reed said in a press release. It appears that the Justice Department is now trying to cover up Bill Clinton's close relationship with Cabrera who served 42 months in prison resulting from 1983 charges of racketeering and drug distribution. In 1988 Jorge Cabrera pleaded guilty to income tax evasion after being charged with managing a continuing narcotics operation. He served another year in prison on that charge. In November 1995, Cabrera gave a $20,000 campaign contribution to the Democratic party. In December, when the twice convicted Cabrera was setting up his latest cocaine smuggling deal in the Florida keys, Democratic fund-raisers were arranging for him to attend a White House dinner with President Clinton. In January 1996, Cabrera and several accomplices were arrested in a Miami bust that netted nearly 6,000 pounds of cocaine. All it took was a $20,000 campaign contribution to the Democratic Party. Even Cabrera's own lawyer, Steve Bronis, had a hard time believing $20,000 could get a man like Cabrera into the White House to meet the President of the United States. The interview with Brian Ross: October 22, 1996 * Steve Bronis: "He wore his best outfit and met the First Lady and was invited into the White House." * Brian Ross:"And this was $20,000 he had given?" * Steve Bronis: "Correct. He certainly had the money to donate, to give." * Brian Ross:"As to how Cabrera got inside the White House, the Democratic Party said today it did not know of his criminal record, and he had been referred to them as a prominent member of the Cuban-American community in Monroe County, Florida. Tom Cash, the former top federal drug agent in Miami, said the only thing prominent about Cabrera is his criminal record." * Tom Cash:"That particular name, as soon as I heard Cabrera from Monroe County,that's all you need to know.." * Brian Ross: "According to Cabrera's lawyer, there are pictures of the drug smuggler at the White House and at another dinner here in Florida with Vice President Gore, but federal prosecutors demanded all copies and the Justice Department is now refusing to make those Public. The Cabrera Record: * 1983 Indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of racketeering and drug distribution. Pleaded guilty to conspiracy to bribing a witness in a grand jury investigation. Served 42 months in prison. * 1988 Charged with managing a continuing narcotics operation. Pleaded guilty to income tax evasion. Served one year in prison. * Nov. 1995 Donated $20,000 to Democratic National Committee * Dec. 1995 Met Vice President Al Gore at Florida fund-raiser Invited to, and attended, pre-Christmas event at the White House * Jan. 1996 Arrested in a Miami drug bust with over 6,000 pounds of cocaine * Oct. 1996 Under pressure, DNC returns $20,000 check from Cabrera to Federal Treasury. _________________________________________________________________ HotTopics Online Preprocessor Copyright © 1996, 1997 Waveshift New Media Technologies, Inc.
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