Barack Hussein Obama did a lot of pardoning in his eight years in office, especially in his final thirty days, leaving the biggest traitor for last. In all that pardoning, he ever sent a patriot free but was sure to release commune the sentences of hardened criminals and enemies of the state. It seemed like a deliberate middle finger to America, especially since most of the people he pardoned went on to commit preventable crimes, and take more from society they were never entitled to.
There’s a time and a place for pardoning and one of the major differences between President Trump and his predecessor is how and what they use it for. Trump proved with before with pardoning Arizona’s much-loved and respected Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and now he’s doubling down on this effort in a major way. While Arpaio faced a prison sentence, major traitors to the nation, Hillary Clinton and her right-hand woman Huma Abedin, continue to walk free having committed far worse.
It’s safe to say that Obama won’t be happy about Trump’s latest pardon, which means is a great move for America. We’re jailing the wrong people when the country’s biggest criminals continue to be free women – but they have now been put on notice.
Former sailor, 22-year-old Kristian Saucier spent a year in jail for taking six photographs inside the classified area of the U.S.S. Alexandria fell on exceptionally hard times after his initial release. He had hoped to get a pardon from President Trump to turn things around. Afterall, what was jailed for beyond paled in comparison to Hillary Clinton who remains a free and thriving citizen today. Saucier’s attorney even used a “Hillary Clinton defense” on behalf of his client, arguing that he couldn’t be held to a higher legal standard than Mrs. Clinton.
This proved to be unsuccessful at the time when Barack Obama was in office. Now, this former sailor is getting some long overdue new from President Donald Trump that Hillary probably isn’t too enthusiastic about.
The Washington Times reports:
President Trump has pardoned former Navy sailor Kristian Saucier who was convicted of breaking laws by taking a photo inside a nuclear submarine, the White House said Friday.
The case gained national attention because the prosecution of Mr. Saucier contrasted sharply with the Obama Justice Department decision not to bring charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified material on her secret email server.
A federal judge in August sentenced Mr. Saucier, former Navy machinist, to one year in prison and a $100 fine.
In announcing the pardon, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders cited Mr. Saucier’s otherwise exemplary service in the Navy.
In 2009, at age 22, Kristian Saucier took six photographs inside the classified area of the U.S.S. Alexandria, a nuclear submarine and eventually pleaded guilty of unauthorized possession and retention of national defense information.
Now, after being released from prison, his house is in foreclosure as he tries to make ends meet as a garbageman, Fox News has learned.
“We’re really struggling,” he told the network Tuesday in a new interview. “We can’t pay our electric bill. Bill collectors are calling every day, I make only half what I used to make.”
The president sparked renewed interest in Saucier’s case by tweeting about it on Tuesday.
“Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aid[e], Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols,” Trump wrote. “She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents.”
“Remember sailors pictures on submarine?” Trump asked, referring to Saucier. “Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others.”
Following that Tweet, Saucier had renewed hope in life after he has suffered the full wrath of the law for how he mishandled low-level class information. What he did, pales in comparison to what Hillary and Huma have gotten away with for years. This is the reason pardons are in place. Hopefully, the other end to this major statement made by the president is that Hillary gets the long overdue sentence for how she grossly mishandled high-level and extremely sensitive information.
Saucier told Fox News on Tuesday that the tweet renewed his hope for a pardon, Mail Online continued. “We’re hopeful with that tweet today,” he told the network. “He mentioned me quite a few times when he was campaigning and said it was a double standard how Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin were handled.”
Mail Online has more:
The former sailor spent a year in a Massachusetts federal prison for his crime.
His lawyer, Ronald Daigle, told Fox that he believed Saucier was a ‘political pawn’ to be made an example of, as two other Alexandria crew members were caught taking photos at the same locations and were punished, but never prosecuted.
“Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin flagrantly mishandled high-level information, making it available to a pedophile, and they get away with it,” Saucier said, referring to Abedin’s estranged husband, former Rep. Anthony Weiner, who’s serving jail time for sexting with a minor.
On Friday, the State Department released a cache of Abedin’s emails that were stored on Weiner’s laptop, including at least five emails determined to be classified.
A total of eight pages had been classified at the ‘confidential’ level, the third most sensitive labeling the U.S. government uses.
Saucier said he believed Abedin should be prosecuted.
“She should be put through the same legal system that went after me, and unfortunately I didn’t have near the legal resources that she does or Hillary Clinton does, so they’ll be able to mount a much better defense than I could, but even still, they should be charged the same as me,” Saucier said.
It’s clear that Democrats don’t care about classified information being leaked, which this traitor was convicted of, only for it to be forgiven and forgotten as our former Commander-in-Chief’s final act in office. This treason is definitely a distant memory for Bradley Manning who jumped right back into life and has already started posting selfies on social media.