President Trump has pardoned former U.S. Navy sailor Kristian Saucier, who served a one-year prison stint for snapping photos of “classified areas inside a nuclear submarine,” said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Friday.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 9, 2018
As The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft reported, Trump previously said he believed the one year sentence being served by Saucier was harsh.
In an interview with ‘Varney and Co.’ last year, the former sailor blasted the double standard surrounding his case relative to Hillary Clinton mishandling classified information.
Kristian Saucier: I think the punishment out to me was a little extreme but I was willing to accept it… But I think what the issue is here is the punishment isn’t doled out evenly across the board. You have people like Hillary Clinton, John Podesta and Huma Abedin who’ve committed far more egregious acts. I’m not trying to minimize what I did. I made a mistake. But the photos I took were ‘confidential’ which is the lowest tier of classification. Whereas the information they handled was top secret SCI which is the highest. And I got a year in prison and she was allowed to run for president.