A person within the government is facing many years in prison for recklessly disregarding rules on classified material. No, not Hillary — she’s running for president — we’re talking about a U.S. Navy sailor:
— POLITICO (@politico) August 15, 2016
Petty Officer First Class Kristian Saucier, 29, is set to be sentenced Friday on a single felony charge of retaining national defense information without permission. In May, Saucier pleaded guilty in federal court in Bridgeport, Conn., admitting that while working on the U.S.S. Alexandria in 2009 he took and kept six photos showing parts of the sub’s propulsion system he knew to be classified.
The defense and prosecutors agree that sentencing guidelines in the case call for a prison term of 63 to 78 months, but defense attorney Derrick Hogan cited the treatment of Clinton as he argued in a filing last week that Saucier should get probation instead.
Will the #ImWithHer defense work? Probably not for somebody who isn’t already firmly in place above the law:
He faces up to 6 1/2 years in prison…
— Ms. Flag Flyer (@Trump2Win2016) August 15, 2016
Silly sailor, rules are for little people. https://t.co/gYxEd1s8oz
— George Packer (@gapacker3) August 15, 2016
— Nathan Dahlin (@Nathan_Dahlin) August 15, 2016