Trump pardons Navy man who shot illegal sub photos
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has pardoned a Navy sailor who took photographs of the classified areas of a military submarine.
Kristian Saucier pleaded guilty last year for taking the photos inside the USS Alexandria in 2009. He's served a 12-month prison sentence for the crime.
Trump referenced Saucier's case often on the campaign trail as he criticized his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.
Saucier has said he merely wanted service mementos. But federal prosecutors said he was a disgruntled sailor who compromised national security and then obstructed the investigation by destroying a laptop and camera.
The news was announced by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee at a briefing Friday.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
News 2 Geaux: Kennilworth residents fed up with flooding
FEMA opens mobile center at EBR Library
After brief pause thanks to Nicholas, East Baton Rouge debris removal resumes
Kenilworth Crossing built in hazard flood zone, concerns date back to 2018
Community Fridge created in Baton Rouge to provide free groceries for people...