November 26, 2016

Security breach double standard: “Slippery Hillary” gets off scot-free while US Navy sailor goes to jail

David MenziesMission Specialist

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?

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commented 2016-11-27 21:39:30 -0500
Glenn Craig i agree , if i was Trump i would screw with them so much. And personally if the CBC ever tried to interview me for some reason i would be full of it during that interview. That is if i did not tell them to go f*ck themselves when they first requested an interview, i only possess so much willpower.
commented 2016-11-27 13:59:22 -0500
Private charges can be laid. Any real Americans out there?
commented 2016-11-27 13:56:49 -0500
I hope Trump doesn’t really think Hillary has suffered enough. She needs to suffer the fate of her countless victims
commented 2016-11-27 08:46:34 -0500
There is no question that Hillary and Bill is a swamp in itself that must be drained.If not will leave the door open for Chelsea.BIG mistake if she is let off.
commented 2016-11-27 02:11:24 -0500
From now on the media (Satan is a proud spirit and cannot abide to be mocked) is going to play “Jesus is it lawfull to pay tribute to the Romans or not”…They are going to bombard him with “gottcha” questions.


Disinformation and rude surprises is exactly whet they deserve. The problem with the lugenpresse is you can’t believe anything they say….nor what a canny person would tell them.
commented 2016-11-27 00:25:58 -0500
Shebel Raj: So right.
commented 2016-11-27 00:24:35 -0500
Trump’s office released a statement that to press charges against Clinton would not help to relieve the divisiveness; therefore, no action will be taken.
These little %@#’s in the US are rioting and doing a recount, but Trump is willing to let this go to try to create peace.
May this poor boy, who is being persecuted, be able to forgive. This decision for Trump may, I hope change now that the Clintons are in favour and supporting the recount.

Hey, maybe we in Canada can have a recount and boot JT out on his elitist %@#^!
commented 2016-11-26 19:54:52 -0500
Good thing that he wasn’t carrying a BIBLE——— he would be put away for Life.
commented 2016-11-26 19:52:08 -0500
If Saucier’s first name had been Mohumadd or Hussein – instead of KRISTIAN , he would be FREE.
commented 2016-11-26 19:27:15 -0500
Not actively going after the security breah conviction, but the revelations in the wikileaks about the pay for play money laundry/payola mill called the Clinton foundation, well, – dat be a whole nuther thang.
commented 2016-11-26 18:50:54 -0500
Clinton, for whom the bell tolls, when the clock strikes one.
commented 2016-11-26 17:59:34 -0500
You know how Trump wouldn’t disclose how he would deal with Isis? His silence on Hillary is deafening, there’s a blind side coming, wait for it.
commented 2016-11-26 17:46:13 -0500
Glenn Craig, I hope you are right- Obama can’t pardon what has not been charged. Maybe there is hope yet.
commented 2016-11-26 17:44:14 -0500
Mmm, yeah David it was that last question. That thing about the political elite. Elitism covers a multitude of sins. At least in the temporal realm.
commented 2016-11-26 17:31:07 -0500
The Clintons still have three FBI ongoing investigations and one NY state investigation into the foundation and charities, so they are not out of hot water yet.

When Linch is no longer in charge of the Justice Department, whoever replaces her can reopen the email investigation and recommend charges.

There is still hope.

Lying Hillary said she would not contest the election results. Now she wants recounts. Wasn’t the Left going crazy when Trump said that he would wait and see before he would commit to accepting the results? Yea. Double standards.
commented 2016-11-26 16:59:25 -0500
Trump cannot pardon this sailor until after January 21st either…“the wheels of justice grind slowly but exceedingly fine”…..more months of proceedural delay will happen after the charges are laid than the wait of a few weeks we would have to wait for this to unfold. You are playing into the hands of Hillary supporters and this stupidity makes me think that perhaps what YOU are advocating makes YOU a bigger frend of Hillary than Trump.
commented 2016-11-26 16:52:04 -0500
I am truly annoyed by this assertion that prosecution of Hillary has to be initiated NOW….do you not know how to play chess?

It is so tempting to go after the queen…but if you move in the wrong sequence you loose the game.

Can you not wait until January 21st? The day after Obama can pardon her? The people pressuring for immediate action are Hillary’s best friends….WAKE UP!!
commented 2016-11-26 16:46:54 -0500
There are very good reasons for the laws that criminalize the handling of state secrets. They are essential to protect countries from their enemies. In my opinion, Menzies has things completely backwards: Saucier AND Clinton should both be punished for their mishandling of secrets. Since Clinton’s mishandling was far more serious than Saucier’s her punishment should be that much more severe as well. Spending the rest of her life in Leavenworth at hard labour seems about right to me.
commented 2016-11-26 16:14:54 -0500

This is a serious breach of a campaign promise.

The base’ll be pissed and won’t stand for much more of politicians lying to them.

We’ve had enough.

Watch out for Trump not just not delivering, but walking away from as it will further divide and polarize politics.

The electorate won’t stand for another liar, and if this happens?

2016 is only the warmup.

What’s coming in 2020 will amaze and astonish you.

What’s coming in 2024 will terrify you.