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Why President Trump Pardoned Former Sailor Kristian Saucier

Photos onboard nuclear submarine had been an issue in 2016 presidential campaign.

Former Navy sailor Kristian Saucier was pardoned by President Trump after serving a year in prison for taking illegal cellphone photos aboard a nuclear submarine.

The case over the 2009 photos, taken back when Saucier was just a 22-year-old, became a topic of the 2016 campaign when Donald Trump referenced the conviction as an injustice considering it was “nothing” compared to what Hillary Clinton did. That was, of course, an allusion to the controversy over Clinton’s sending of classified emails on a private server as Secretary of State.

Given Trump’s championing of Saucier, the pardon was not unexpected.

Saucier, now 31, has been driving a garbage truck since his release, unable to find other work, according to The Washington Examiner.


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