Trump pardons Navy sailor from Vt. who shot illegal sub photos

President Trump Has Issued Another Pardon

President Trump Has Issued Another Pardon

U.S. President Donald Trump has pardoned Kristian Saucier, a Navy submariner who was sentenced to one year in prison in 2016 for illegally taking photos inside restricted areas of a nuclear submarine and then trying to impede an investigation into the matter. "While serving he regularly mentored younger sailors and served as an instructor for new recruits", Sanders said. Saucier was 22 at the time of his offenses and has served out his 12-month sentence. The sentencing judge found that Mr. The President is grateful to Mr.

"Obviously, there's two different sets of laws in this country, for the political elite and for those lower-level individuals, Americans like myself", Saucier said on "Fox and Friends" on Sunday. Saucier left his phone behind at a garbage dump in Hampton, Connecticut, where a supervisor powered on the device, saw the submarine photos and showed them to a friend who had retired from the Navy, according to a 2015 report in Navy Times.

Comparisons were made between Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified information through use of a private email server and Saucier's photos. He eventually pled guilty to the classified information charge.

Saucier's attorney, Derrick Hogan, argued that the Federal Bureau of Investigation treated Clinton with leniency in comparison to his client, "Democratic Presidential Candidate and former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has come under scrutiny for engaging in acts similar to Mr. Saucier". Saucier claimed his prosecution was driven by sensitivity about classified information amid the scandal involving Clinton's emails.

Kathleen Saucier said her son first applied for a pardon in the fall of 2016 and was turned down in part because Justice Department rules say an applicant must wait five years before applying.

President Trump used a similar argument to make his case for why Hillary Clinton needed to be sent to prison.

President Donald Trump delivers remarks in the Roosevelt Room in the White House March 8, 2018 in Washington, DC.

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