A sailor in the US Navy took some pictures inside a nuclear submarine with his phone and claimed he just wanted to share the photos with his family. His lawyer actually cited Hillary Clinton in his defense but the judge didn’t buy it and now he’s headed to prison.
US News and World Report has the story:
Sailor Denied ‘Clinton Deal’, Gets 1 Year in Prison for 6 Photos of Sub
A former Navy machinist mate who admitted taking photos inside a nuclear submarine was sentenced to a year in prison Friday, with a federal judge rebuffing a request for probation in light of authorities deciding not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information on a private email server as secretary of state.
Kristian Saucier’s attorneys argued in a court filing last week that Clinton had been “engaging in acts similar to Mr. Saucier” with information of much higher classification. It would be “unjust and unfair for Mr. Saucier to receive any sentence other than probation for a crime those more powerful than him will likely avoid,” attorney Derrick Hogan wrote.
U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill sentenced Saucier to one year in prison and a $100 fine, along with six months home confinement, 100 hours of community service and a ban on owning guns, his legal team says. Prosecutors had asked for six years behind bars.
“We’re very pleased,” says Greg Rinckey, another defense attorney for Saucier.
Rinckey says he’s not sure if the judge was swayed by significant media attention comparing Saucier’s case with the Clinton email controversy.
What this sailor did may have been stupid, but why is he going to jail when Hillary wasn’t even prosecuted for putting America’s national security at risk?
As we previously reported, another member of the military has already used the so-called Clinton Defense.
These men put their lives at risk to defend America.
How is Hillary Clinton more important than them?