In 2009, U.S. Sailor Kristian Saucier life took a turn for the worse after he innocently took nine photos of the inside of the USS Alexandria. That innocent action lead Saucier to be arrested and convicted of being in possession of “unauthorized retention of national defense information,” which is a felony in 2016. After that Saucier and his young family have struggled to make, ends meet and overcome the stigma of being a felon for something that seemed harmless. Then, Saucier life again changed in a blink of an eye when President Trump pardoned him ending the nightmare that had plagued him for so long. Now, Saucier is speaking out about his ordeal publically and has made a shocking statement concerning the Obama administration that has everyone stunned.
President Trump is keeping his promises not only to make American great again but to the right the many wrongs that occurred under the Obama administration. One of those wrongs was the arrest and prosecution of U.S. Sailor Kristian Saucier for taking photos of the inside of the USS Alexandria. Saucier who at the time of his arrest was enjoying a stellar career in the Navy and was looking forward to serving many more years. However, that all changed in 2016 when he was convicted of a felony and forced to serve his sentence in October 2016 at the Federal Medical Center at Fort Devens, Mass, was released a year later and then placed under house arrest.
Now, that Saucier is free, he is speaking out about the circumstances surrounding his prosecution and the double standard to which he was held to. Saucier points out the apparent hypocrisy in that while he was arrested for national security violations, Hillary Clinton is guilty of the same crimes and has successfully evaded prosecution for years.
Here is more from BizPac Review:
“The Navy sailor pardoned for taking photographs aboard a nuclear submarine is speaking out about the circumstances surrounding his criminal prosecution, which was initiated under the Obama administration.
Kristian Saucier, the sailor who was jailed for the national security violations, made pointed accusations against former president Obama for the sentence, while former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton evaded criminal charges for similar infractions. Saucier provided an exclusive interview with Fox News.
“The president has pardoned Kristian Saucier, a Navy submariner. Mr. Saucier was 22 years old at the time of his offenses and has served out his 12-month sentence. He has been recognized by his fellow service-members for his dedication, skill and patriotic spirit. The president is appreciative of Mr. Saucier’s service to the country,” Sarah Sanders said at a press conference.
“That was the press secretary yesterday,” Fox News reporter Pete Hegseth said. “Well, former Navy machinist joins us now for an exclusive interview. Sir, thank you very much for joining. What it must have felt like today… to wake up as a free man. You were a felon yesterday. Today you’re free. How are you feeling?” he asked.
“Pretty good,” Saucier said. “We’re very grateful to the president for following through with his promise to help our family out. He is an amazing man, and this is just one of the many great things that he’s done in his term. You know, I got to speak with him briefly yesterday and what an amazing guy. Just to be able to take time out of his busy schedule to speak with me and to turn my family’s life around and give us our lives back.
Then Saucier took the opportunity to slam the Obama administration for the mishandling of his case and asserts that the only reason they went after him was to divert the attention away from Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.
“This case could have been handled at a much lower level within the military, as it should have been because I was active duty at the time and I would have taken my punishment the same way — like a man. I made a mistake when I was a young kid, it was a misguided attempt to have some mementos, and it should have never reached the level like it did. And I believe President Trump saw that and he spoke about my case.”
“It was a clear attempt by the Department of Justice… under Obama to use me as a scapegoat to take the heat off Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information,” Saucier added.
And, let’s face it folks, Saucier is 100 percent spot on with his statement concerning his apparent malicious prosecution.
If the Obama administration was that concerned with the national security violations then why didn’t they go after Hillary? Well, we all know that answer, and hopefully, now that President Trump is in office he will make sure that Hillary Clinton is put behind bars and serves her sentence for being the criminal we all know she is.