A former Navy sailor says that the Obama administration made him a scapegoat to cover for Hillary Clinton’s similar offenses.
Check it out:
Kristian Saucier: “It was a clear attempt by the Department of Justice… under Obama to use me as a scapegoat to take the heat off Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information.” https://t.co/n0i2o3ZUGK pic.twitter.com/vImln3mHfP
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 10, 2018
Trump pardoned former U.S. Navy sailor Kristian Saucier on Friday, who was imprisoned for a year for taking pictures of a classified area on a submarine.
More from Fox News:
Saucier, who served as a machinist’s mate aboard the USS Alexandria and used his cell phone to photograph parts of the submarine’s nuclear propulsion system, has repeatedly recognized that he made a mistake but maintained he meant no harm and only wanted to take photos as mementos.
“All I ever wanted to do was serve my country,” Saucier said. “I honestly believe that the systems that went after me were put in place to protect people like me until I was run through the ringer.”
“And it’s unfortunate because I still love this country. It’s still the greatest country in the world. And I believe President Trump’s taking it back to that place where it needs to be.”
Although Saucier’s claim is satisfying to the right, I’m not sure it makes any sense at all. How would screwing him over for what he admits was a mistake help Hillary at all? As Trump showed, it actually just heightened the hypocrisy of nailing this guy and letting her go free. I’m not sure the “scapegoat” accusation makes any sense.
Here’s the entire video from this morning:
I’m glad Trump pardoned this guy over what really sounds like an honest mistake.