Kristian Saucier, the former U.S. Navy sailor who served a year behind bars for taking photos of classified areas in a nuclear submarine, has been pardoned, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Friday.
Saucier recently received a letter from the Department of Justice saying it was taking a new look at his request for a pardon. Although he was released from jail last year, he remained under house arrest.
Trump had denounced the government's handling of Saucier's case, calling it a political move and saying it contrasted with the velvet-gloved response to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's mismanagement of classified information through a private server.
If Hillary is going to get off scot free from her far more serious crimes, then there's no was some enlisted sailor should be behind bars for a so much less serious offense. There can be no different set of laws for a political elite, all must answer to the same standard. This pardon alleviates a part of this problem.