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President Trump Pardons Navy Sailor Who Took Illegal Submarine Photos

President Trump Pardons Navy Sailor Who Took Illegal Submarine Photos

Kristian Saucier, the U.S. Navy sailor pardoned by President Trump Friday, harshly criticized the Obama administration during a Saturday morning interview with Fox News' Pete Hegseth. She said that he had acted as a mentor to younger sailors, and instructed new recruits. The sentencing judge found that Mr.

Kristian Saucier, 31, of Vermont is the second person to be pardoned in the Trump administration; a year ago, the president controversially pardoned former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt of court for ignoring a judge's order to stop detaining people because he merely suspected them of being undocumented immigrants. "Saucier's offense stands in contrast to his commendable military service", she said.

"The President is appreciative of Mr". Saucier was 22 at the time of his offenses and has served out his 12-month sentence. Saucier's service to the country. 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. 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. He eventually pled guilty to the classified information charge.

Saucier's attorney, Ronald Daigle Jr., said his client was "ecstatic".

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Then FBI Director James Comey admitted in July 2016 that there was evidence that Clinton may have violated laws relating to mishandling of classified information, but recommended against prosecution.

Trump has long discussed pardoning Saucier, first starting on the campaign trail in 2016.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced on Friday that Saucier's pardon had been approved merely a few days after the Justice Department announced they were reconsidering Saucier's request.

This is the second pardon issued by President Trump.