Skip to comments.Trump pardons former Navy sailor imprisoned for taking photos on nuclear submarine, White House says
Posted on 03/09/2018 11:53:06 AM PST by xzins
Kristian Saucier, in prison for taking photos of classified areas inside a nuclear submarine, has been pardoned, Sarah Sanders said Friday.
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I wish he had just commuted the sentence. Taking the pics was a violation, and a violation is a violation.
but when the hell is hilLIARy going to be held accountable for her crimes?
Oh my. This President makes me so proud!
Great news! What a travesty of justice.
I’m okay with it but as I said above I wish he had just commuted it.
To me a pardon suggests that nothing wrong was done. Am I looking at that wrong?
About time. Does this mean he gets returned to service if he wants?
I know what you mean, but context is important. He never should have gone to jail like that for being stupid, IMO.
Now if we could get a pardon for Lt Clint Lorance
I have to agree.
Now, arrest Hillary.
I thought given the context of it, they could clearly see he wasn’t engaged in anything fishy (IIRC) so I thought at worst it should have been Captain’s Mast, handled on station.
They could have busted him in grade, or done something else. I just thought it was sick and unjust to send him to jail for that.
Just my opinion.
Yep, agree it’s a violation but the sentence does not fit the violation. Give him an Article 15, not prison.
I could live with that. They probably had sentencing leeway
Well, the next time you go speeding just remember your own comments.
Yes, I also agree it’s a good thing. Military investigators have never been able to prove or even find any evidence that he did it for malicious reasons.
There may be a Trump Administration motive beyond correcting an injustice behind this.
When reporters question Sarah Sanders or other members of the administration, the administration can always point out the disparate treatment this man received versus the Justice Department’s treatment of Hillary Clinton’s crimes related to her email server and top secret documents.
Yes. Youre way out of phase on this Chaplain. In a rational world, this kid would have had at worst a General Discharge. The pictures themselves were harmless and nothing that anyone couldnt have gotten out of Janes All the Worlds Ships. This was Obama and Co.being the complete jerks that they are. Trump does stuff like this to highlight the hypocrisy of scum like Hillary and the rest of the traitors running throughout the government. Im assuming in your vocation of being a chaplain you tend to see the world in terms of right/wrong (I dont mean this sarcastically or intend any offense). The world is a lot more grey and this was really the equivalent of a teenager shoplifting. You dont ruin the kid for that just as you dont ruin this sailor for what he did. No intent there, actually just pride that he was on a nuke sub.
Does a pardon imply that the crime wasn’t important? That the sentence was too long?
Commute means to me that they just shortened the sentence. Period.
But maybe pardon can have a multiple take. Commute doesn’t seem to, though.