Many people are still angered that the FBI chose not to indict Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over her use of a private server to send classified information while she was secretary of state.
One of those people is Allen West, who recently shared an article on his Facebook page about a Navy sailor facing a similar predicament but expected to be harshly punished for his actions.
After the post had been on West’s Facebook page for just over an hour, it already had over 3,500 shares, showing that many people were still seething over Clinton escaping justice.
The case in question involves Petty Officer 1st Class Kristian Saucier, 29, who was charged with “retaining national defense information without permission,” Politico reported.
Saucier reportedly took photos of a submarine’s propulsion system — information that was classified and that he should not have possessed. Saucier admitted to taking the photos, but asked for leniency because Clinton got away with so much worse.
“Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton … has come under scrutiny for engaging in acts similar to Mr. Saucier,” wrote defense attorney Derrick Hogan in his filing.
“In our case, Mr. Saucier possessed six (6) photographs classified as ‘confidential/restricted,’ far less than Clinton’s 110 emails,” the filing read. “It will be unjust and unfair for Mr. Saucier to receive any sentence other than probation for a crime those more powerful than him will likely avoid.”
While Saucier did break the law, his defense attorney has a point. Saucier isn’t politically connected, so he will probably face the maximum penalty for his crimes (as he probably should). However, because Clinton was a connected politician, she was able to worm her way out of much more serious charges.