Ex-Navy sailor pardoned by Trump, he sued Comey and Obama

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Former Navy sailor responds to the receipt of the pardon of trump

President Trump pardons former Navy sailor in prison photos on a nuclear submarine; Kristian Saucier talks with ‘Fox & Friends.’

A former Navy sailor, one of the five people a pardon from President Donald Trump plans lawsuit against Obama administration officials, who claimed that he was the subject of the unequal protection of the law.

In particular, Kristian Saucier, who served a year in Federal prison for taking photos of the classified sections of the U-boat, on which he has worked, argues that the same officials who imposed the punishment on him for his actions decided to be lenient with Hillary Clinton in her use of a private E-Mail server, and dealing with classified information.

His lawyer, Ronald Daigle, told Fox News on Monday that the lawsuit, which he expects to file quickly in Manhattan, the name of the U.S. Department of justice, former FBI Director James Comey and Ex-President Barack Obama, as a defendant, among others.

“They interpreted the law in my case to say it was criminal,” Saucier told Fox News, referring to the persecution of the authorities in his case, “but does not keep track of state Hillary Clinton. Hillary is still on the loose. Two guys on my ship did the same, and not as criminals, treated. We want you to correct the wrong.”

Daigle said that a notification about the pending lawsuit to the Department of Justice and others in it in December. It is usually a period of six months must lapse before the suit is actually filed.

“We will highlight the differences in the way that Hillary Clinton was accused of, and how my client was accused of,” Daigle said. “We try to cast a light, to show that there is a two-tier justice, and we want it to be corrected.”

In the activities of advertising, and after taking office, Trump often expressed support for Saucier, in March, the second person, the he was pardoned.

Trump is often compared to the Obama administration’s handling of the Saucier is the case with Clinton.

Kristian Saucier

(Courtesy of Saucier family)

Saucier, who lives in Vermont, pleaded guilty in 2016 to take pictures inside the USS Alexandria, while he was stationed in Groton, Connecticut, in the year 2009. He said he just wanted a souvenir of service, but prosecutors argued he was a disgruntled sailor, had endangered national security, by photos show the U-boat – drive system and the reactor compartment, and justice hindered by the destruction of a laptop and a camera.

Saucier said that he realized he had made a mistake in taking the photos, he said he just wanted to. to his family, to show them where he worked But he bash on Obama, the official said that his prosecution is politically motivated, stimulated by the sensitivity on classified information in the midst of the scandal around Clinton’s E-Mails.

“My case was dealt with in the rule something, the military courts,” he said. “You used me as an example, because [the game] Hillary Clinton.”

Saucier, 31, said that the pardon has allowed him to pick up the pieces and rebuild his life with his wife and young daughter.

A felony conviction left him scrambling to find work; he finally landed a job collecting garbage. Now he is working on design and engineering projects for an industrial boiler company.

“Things start going in the right direction,” Saucier said. “I work with a group of really great people that I get to use my skills.”

Because of the loss of income during his imprisonment, as well as earning below his potential, when he collected the garbage, he and his wife, Sadie, lost their home to foreclosure.

Debt collectors called in, and his cars were taken back.

“With a pardon there is no magic wand that said that gets waved and makes everything right,” he, “But I’m trying to stay positive and look forward.”

He praises the pardons issued by Trump, according to his, and takes exception to the criticism.

“The Obama administration Dinesh for the things that get most people even calculated,” Saucier, singled out said. “President Trump noted that I was my career role model, and I didn’t deserve what happened to me.

Conservative commentator Dinesh D’souza, who was pardoned by Trump in the last week, had pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud.

Trump tweeted on Thursday: “to give a Full pardon Dinesh D’souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our government!”

D’souza was sentenced in 2014 to five years ‘ probation, after he pleaded guilty to a violation of Federal election law through illegal contributions to a U.S. Senate campaign in the names of the others.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Elizabeth Llorente is a Senior Reporter for and can be reached at You can follow her on Twitter @Liz_Llorente.


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