Pardoned Sailor Claims Obama Used Him as a Scapegoat to Take Heat Off Hillary

Kirsters Baish| President Donald Trump pardoned former Navy sailor Kristian Saucier who lost his career and went to prison after taking photos aboard a nuclear power submarine to show his family. Saucier was vocally grateful to President Trump for the pardon, but went on to make some serious allegations against former President Barack Obama.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders explained that Trump pardoned the former sailor because of his otherwise commendable record.

Hegseth questioned Saucier about how he felt after he found out about being pardoned. It was reported that he answered, “Pretty good. We’re very grateful to the president for following through with his promise to help our family out. He is an amazing man and this is just one of the many great things that he’s done in his term. You know, I got to speak with him briefly yesterday and what an amazing guy. Just to be able to take time out of his busy schedule to speak with me and to turn my family’s life around and give us our lives back.”

Hegseth answered, “You felt like a forgotten man in many ways and the type of person the president said he would remember and in this case absolutely he has. You were on our program last week, you weren’t sure whether or not something like this would happen. Then you found out, when did you find out and how did you find out that you had been pardoned?”

“Well, I was at work as a garbage man and my wife texted me and said ‘you’ve been pardoned’ and I kind of thought she was messing with me,” he stated, “so I said ‘okay, yeah, sure,’ and then she sent me a picture of the actual signed pardon and I couldn’t believe it.”

Saucier has had problems finding work because of the serious conviction. It has also been hard for him with his “other than honorable” discharge, so he has been forced to work as a garbage man to support his family.

“I think the fact that you asked for permission to cut your ankle bracelet off after the president pardoned speaks to the way you conducted yourself through all of this, aboveboard, honest about it,” Hegseth noted. “You felt bad and remorse and served a year in prison even though you had no intent to share any photos it was more accidental than anything else. What has it been like to go through and how is the light at the end of the tunnel here?”

“Well its obviously been for somebody like myself whose, you know, patriotic and all I wanted to do was serve my country and I honestly believe the systems that went after me were put in place to protect people like me until I was run through the ringer,” Saucier answered. “And it’s unfortunate because, you know, I still love this country. It’s still the greatest country in the world and I believe president is taking it back to that place where it needs to be.”

The former Navy Sailor did agree that he made a mistake and regretted it, but he had something important to say to the Obama administration for the way they prosecuted him.

Saucier continued, “But you know, it’s unfortunate that one prosecutor and a couple FBI agents really just destroyed my life for no reason. This case could have been handled at a much lower level within the military, as it should have been, because I was active duty at the time and I would have taken my punishment the same way — like a man. I made a mistake when I was a young kid, it was a misguided attempt to have some mementos, and it should have never reached the level like it did. And I believe President Trump saw that and he spoke about my case. 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.”

It’s great to see President Trump taking it upon himself to pardon Saucier after having served our country.