A former Navy sailor who was pardoned by President Trump is planning to sue former President Obama and other members of his administration for subjecting him to what he calls unequal protection under the law.
A lawyer for Kristian Saucier, who was pardoned by Trump in March, told Fox News on Monday that he plans to file a lawsuit accusing Obama, former FBI Director James Comey, the Justice Department and others of improperly handling the former sailor’s case.
Saucier, who served one year in prison for mishandling classified information by taking photos onboard a nuclear submarine, alleges that Obama administration officials treated his case differently than how they handled Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she served as secretary of State.
Now that we know more about Mr. Saucier’s treatment the contrast of his treatment versus how the DOJ handled Clinton’s case is staggering.
When asked about his take on the findings of the IG report, Saucier chuckled, “any of us who have been watching this case as it’s been unfolding, know we know- the Fix was in”. “It’s shameful that Hillary Clinton and her aides just won’t accept responsibility,” he added. Apparently, laws do not apply to people like James Comey and Hillary Clinton.
As Reported By The New York Post:
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Kristian Saucier was pardoned by Trump and the president was “appreciative” of his service to the nation. “He has been recognized by his fellow service members for his dedication skill and patriotic spirit,” Sanders said.
Trump has referenced Saucier’s case often when criticizing Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server. In a January tweet, he referred to the “Deep State Justice Dept” and criticized the federal system for going after a sailor instead of a top Clinton aide.