President-elect Donald Trump won’t be moving forward with one of his election promises of pursuing criminal investigations related to Hillary Clinton’s private email server and the Clinton Foundation.
Whatever the reason for his decision, in the end, slippery Hillary gets off scot-free yet again.
But if Trump isn’t going to prosecute Clinton, it would be nice if he could do something to reduce the sentence of Kristian Saucier, a young machinist who served aboard the USS Alexandra.
He’s serving a one-year prison term plus six months house arrest for taking a dozen photos of the submarine’s interior with his smartphone. That’s a security breach, so he was in the wrong and should have known better.
But Saucier wasn’t planning to sell the pics to the Russians or Chinese, maintaining that he didn’t email the photos to anyone but just wanted them as a keepsake. Saucier made a harmless mistake and for that, he’s in jail.
Compared to what Clinton did accessing classified documents via an unsecured server that may have been compromised by bad actors, Saucier’s crime is like jaywalking yet he's locked up while Clinton has a get out of jail free card.
If Hillary Clinton isn’t going to be investigated, fine, but there must be a way to undo the penalty assessed to Saucier.
Or is he just not lucky enough to be a member of the political elite?