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Trump pardons Navy man who took illegal submarine photos

AP  |  Washington 

The says has pardoned a who took photos of classified areas inside a submarine and served a year in federal prison.

says was pardoned by Trump and said the was "appreciative" of his service to the country.

Sanders says Saucier had been recognised by service members "for his dedication, skill and patriotic spirit."

The pleaded guilty in 2016 to unauthorised detention of defence information for taking photos inside the USS Alexandria while it was stationed in Groton, Connecticut, in 2009.

Saucier argued that his prosecution was driven by sensitivity about classified information amid the scandal involving Hillary Clinton's emails.

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 02:50 IST