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Pardoned by Trump, Sailor now Suing the U.S. Government

A former Groton sailor is seeking to sue the Department of Justice, former President Barack Obama, former FBI director James Comey, former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI agent Peter Strzok, alleging they violated his constitutional right to equal protection under the laws.

Kristian Saucier, 31, who spent a year in federal prison for taking photos in classified areas of a nuclear attack submarine, filed an action Monday in U.S. District Court in Albany, N.Y., seeking a jury trial or $20 million in damages.

“I’ve always contended that I made a mistake by mishandling classified information,” Saucier said by phone Monday afternoon. “My complaint is other people weren’t held to the same standard.”

Read more at Military.com.

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