KRISTIAN SAUCIER was interviewed on Fox News this morning after his pardon by President Trump yesterday:
“We’re very grateful to the president”…”He’s an amazing man”
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT:
President Trump just pardoned a Navy sailor he said had been ruined for doing nothing. While on the campaign trail, Trump would make the claim that Kristian Saucier got a bad deal while Hillary Clinton got no punishment. In January of this year, President Trump made a great point about Clinton vs the treatment of Kristian Saucier:
SAUCIER SPOKE TO JESSE WATERS ON FOX NEWS ON FEB 3, 2018:
Washington Examiner reports:
Saucier, now 31, was 22 years old when he took the cellphone photos in 2009. He pleaded guilty to one count of unauthorized possession and retention of national defense information and his attorneys unsuccessfully requested the “Clinton deal,” meaning little if any punishment.
The six photos found on a cellphone Saucier discarded were deemed “confidential,” meaning the lowest level of classification, even though some depicted the vessel’s nuclear reactor. Clinton, by contrast, sent and received more highly classified information on a private and insecure email server. In pleading guilty, Saucier admitted to destroying evidence after being questioned.
Saucier told the Washington Examiner earlier this year that a felony conviction made it hard to find work. He works as a garbage man to support his family. While in prison, the family’s cars were repossessed and his home is in foreclosure.
“We’re struggling,” Saucier said in January, describing frequent calls from credit card debt collectors and an electricity bill payment plan. “No one will hire me because I’m a felon … All the skills I worked so hard for in the military are useless.”
Before the pardon, Saucier had several months left of wearing an ankle monitor.
“When Kris gets home from work, when he gets to the door, I’m going to be a little emotional,” Sadie Saucier told the Washington Examiner. “I can’t believe it happened, I don’t think it’s set in yet.”
Sadie Saucier said she notified her husband of the pardon via text message as he drove his garbage truck through a mountainous area with poor reception.
Trump has only used his constitutional clemency power twice before.