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Locked-Up Sailor Asks Trump for Pardon

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Thursday, 26 Jan 2017 01:32 PM

A Navy sailor whose crime of snapping photos inside a nuclear submarine was once compared to Hillary Clinton's email scandal by Donald Trump wants the new commander-in-chief to pardon him.

Lawyers for Kristian Saucier, 30, who is now serving time in federal prison, tell The Washington Post it's a double standard that Americans like their client are prosecuted when Clinton was not.

They also argue that Saucier was made a whipping boy during a period when the government was going after people who mishandle classified information following the Edward Snowden case.

While campaigning for president, Trump said Saucier's indiscretion was "nothing by comparison" to Clinton's use of a private email server to conduct government business while she was secretary of state.

"They took the kid who wanted some pictures of the submarine. That's an old submarine; they've got plenty of pictures, if the enemy wants them, they've got plenty of them. He wanted to take a couple of pictures. They put him in jail for a year," Trump said, according to The Post.

A spokeswoman for the White House told the newspaper the request for Saucier's pardon is being looked at.

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A Navy sailor whose crime of snapping photos inside a nuclear submarine was once compared to Hillary Clinton's email scandal by Donald Trump wants the new commander-in-chief to pardon him.
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