President Trump Pardons Former Sailor
President Trump pardoned Petty Officer First Class Kristian Saucier who was jailed for taking pictures inside a submarine.
Saucier admitted guilt in the matter and was given a 12-month jail sentence.
Petty Officer First Class Kristian Saucier pleaded guilty in May 2016 to two felony counts, one for unlawful retention of national defense information and another for obstruction of justice, for taking cellphone pictures inside the Navy vessel and later destroying his own equipment upon learning he was under investigation.
Saucier served on the USS Alexandria and he broke the law when he took pictures in classified areas with his cellphone.
Saucier was released last year after serving his entire sentence.
Earlier this year, President Trump compared the way Saucier was treated to Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin:
Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aid, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailors pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
Saucier was interviewed on Fox News’ Fox & Friends.