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Trump Pardons Sailor Who Invoked ‘Clinton Defense’ in Trial

U.S. President Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump

Photographer: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg

President Donald Trump pardoned a former Navy sailor who served a year in prison for taking sensitive pictures of the reactor inside a nuclear submarine, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Friday.

Trump repeatedly invoked the sailor, Kristian Saucier, during his presidential campaign after he was imprisoned for taking the pictures, saying Saucier’s life was “ruined” though he did “nothing” compared to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.