Saturday, 18 August, 2018

Trump Lets Off The Sailor Who Took Photos Of His Submarine

President Trump Has Issued Another Pardon Trump Lets Off The Sailor Who Took Photos Of His Submarine
Melinda Barton | 12 March, 2018, 05:21

President Donald Trump has pardoned a former Navy sailor who served a year in prison for taking sensitive pictures of the reactor inside a nuclear submarine, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Friday.

"[Saucier] He has been recognized by his fellow service members for his dedication, skill and patriotic spirit".

Saucier's trial played out while the presidential campaign was at its height, and the Navy sailor's attorneys also cited Clinton's case in arguing for the judge to show leniency when sentencing Saucier. She said that he had acted as a mentor to younger sailors, and instructed new recruits. Saucier's offense stands in contrast with his commendable military service.

Kristian Saucier pleaded guilty to taking photos of the USS Alexandria's propulsion system while working in its engine room in 2009. 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. Authorities launched an investigation in March 2012 when Saucier's phone was found at a waste transfer station in CT. He was brought up on felony charges of unlawful retention of national defense information and obstruction of justice, according to Politico. Three months later, he was sentenced to a year in jail, three years of supervised release, six months of home confinement, and 100 hours of community service.

This is the second pardon issued by President Trump.

Saucier said because of the pardon, he and his family now have their lives back.

He believes his case was an attempt by the Obama administration to "take the heat" off of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server at the State Department.