A former U.S. Navy sailor who was sentenced to prison for taking cellphone photos inside a submarine – an offense seen as “nothing” compared to the scandal of Hillary Clinton sending classified material over an unsecure email network, has been pardoned.
President Trump issued the pardon Friday for Kristian Saucier, the Washington Examiner reported.
Saucier was driving a garbage truck at the time he learned of the pardon, the “only job he could find with a felony conviction,” the report said.
Trump had cited Saucier’s predicament several times while he was running for president, saying the sailor was “ruined” for doing “nothing” compared to what Hillary Clinton did.
Saucier was released from his one-year term in September and was living in Vermont with his family, wife Sadie and a 2-year-old daughter.
He was 22 when he took the photos in 2009. He pleaded guilty to one count of unauthorized possession and retention of