US Sailor Faces 5+ Years In Prison Over Classified Information Breach

Submitted by: 5cats 10 months ago News & Politics
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In a report from The Washington Times, Petty Officer First Class Kristian Saucier (pictured above) used a cellphone camera to take photos in the classified engine room of the nuclear submarine where he worked as a mechanic, the USS Alexandria, then destroyed a laptop, camera and memory card after learning he was under investigation.

There is no evidence he harmed anyone or even intended harm. No evidence the photos were distributed or even seen by an unauthorized person, ever. But simply for "mishandling" and "improper possession" of classified (Confidential, the very lowest designation, not Top Secret or higher) documents? The DOJ threw the book at him. Gee, which current security breach sounds exactly like this? With very different results so far...

There are 9 comments:
Male 537
sorry kid, you ain't got the money that Hillary does.
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Male 39
your outrage is hilarious. Seriously. You're surprised at the level of inequality our justice system levels on people of power vs. ordinary citizens?
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Male 37,057
Um, yes? Because the USA is supposed to be a beacon of freedom for the world, not a cesspool of corruption. The Gov't there is rotting from the top-down. Same for almost every 'Western' nation too: if Hillary evades charges and gets elected? There is no rule of law in the USA any longer, no Constitution, nothing. It would all be over. >>> You're not outraged? you're perfectly 'OK' with money buys justice and the poor can go directly to jail? Move to North Korea then, or Venezuela, Cuba, CAR, so some other place where that is 'normal' too.
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Male 727
Well then, here is an apples to apples comparison for you; Davis Petraeus. He was convicted of mishandling classified documents and not only didn't do time but still retired as a four star general. All that happened is he lost his job. Five years from now this kid will be able to use a fire hydrant for a butt plug and not feel a thing.
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Male 37,057
Yes Woodyville, that's a perfect example too! One the IAB Liberals avoid like it was Ebola. Petraeus left his laptop at his biographer/mistress's apartment a few times. He had LEGAL classified materials on it, ones that he had asked for (and received) permission to keep after he'd turned over ALL his documents when he left office. >>> It was "ok" to show them to her? Maybe? But leaving the laptop unsecured was a crime, he pled guilty on a plea-bargain. He is now a Federal Felon, he can never hold elected office in the USA. Compare his minor breech of the law with the mountain of Hillary's crimes. Compare this sailor's offence (destroying records, having classified documents without permission) and Hillary did the exact same thing but on a MASSIVE scale! And lots more besides. >>> No wonder the Hilly-bots refuse to discuss it!
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Male 38,066
As Secretary of State Clinton can decide who does or does not see a classified document. That guy cannot. These apples are nothing like those oranges
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Male 37,057
No, actually, she cannot. At least not without PROPER procedures being followed, she's not the Queen. >>> Perhaps the President can? But if it ain't in writing? It ain't worth shit. >>> NO ONE Hillary knowingly shared CLASSIFIED information with on her PRIVATE server was authorized by Hillary during her 4 years as SoS, not in writing! Not by her, not by State Dept officials, not by anyone. It's not even clear why her aids were handling Classified materials without being screened even once. >>> There is not one document to support this theory of yours Gerry1, even if she did have the power, which the SoS does not.
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Male 37,057
No one outside the State Department and other Gov't officials I mean! She had a 'posse' of helpers, aids and assistants on the Gov't payroll, but none were screened to legally handle classified materials. And Hillary sent tons of documents to various other people entirely outside the gov't too. Hard to say if even one of them had authorization to see such things, most clearly did not. >>> And she sent or received 1200 Classified things in her e-mails, including Top Secret and "Eyes Only" to or from dozens of various persons clearly not authorized to see such things. Compared to "confidential" (the lowest level of classified) material that no unauthorized person ever saw? And he's going to jail...
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Female 3,293
He's got all the qualifications to run for President now!
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