Kirsters Baish| President Donald Trump issued the second pardon of his presidency today when he pardoned former Navy sailor Kristian Saucier. During his campaign, Trump mentioned Saucier a lot, stating that his entire life was “ruined” even though what he did was no where near as bad as things that Hillary Clinton has done. When Saucier was 22 years old, he took photos while on board his nuclear submarine. For his actions, he lost his entire career in the Navy and spent a year in prison.
Saucier’s lawyer invoked Hillary Clinton during his trial. He made the argument that Saucier shouldn’t be held to a higher standard than Hillary Clinton when he did much less than she did.
The Washington Examiner reported:
The photos Saucier, now 31, took inside the sub were deemed “confidential,” meaning the lowest level of classification, even though some depicted the vessel’s nuclear reactor. Clinton, by contrast, sent and received more highly classified information on a private and insecure email server.
Saucier told the Washington Examiner earlier this year that a felony conviction made it hard to find work. He worked as a garbage man to support his wife and young daughter. His family’s cars were repossessed while he was in prison and his Vermont home is in foreclosure. Saucier has several months left of wearing an ankle monitor.
Saucier’s wife explained that she couldn’t have been happier with President Trump’s decision to pardon her husband. She explained that her husband was driving a garbage truck when the news came in. She explained, “I can’t believe it happened, it’s still sinking in. He texted me back, ‘what’ with an exclamation point.”
She went on to say, “I am very grateful. It’s going to be a huge reality when probation calls and the ankle monitor comes off.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reminded America of the former Navy SEAL’s otherwise commendable record during his time serving in the United States Navy. She stated, “The president is appreciative of Mr. Saucier’s service to the country.”
Obviously what Saucier did was not legal and was wrong, but he has suffered enough for his mistake. We have people like Hillary Clinton running around doing whatever she damn well pleases while her actions are getting Americans killed. I haven’t seen her punished for anything that she has done.
It’s great news that Saucier is finally being pardoned, and now he can finally get on with his life.