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Ex-CIA Employee Charged in [Vault 7] Leak Disputes Evidence

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posted on Jun, 29 2018 @ 02:20 PM
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I love it! A new whistleblower!!!

Ex-CIA employee charged in leak disputes evidence

Calling himself an “innocent man,” a former CIA employee accused of stealing classified national defense information said in a handwritten letter to a judge Thursday that the U.S. government used falsehoods to put him behind bars.

“It’s only a matter of time but rest assured, I will prove my innocence,” Joshua Adam Schulte said in a 137-page bail letter he submitted to a New York judge.

He signed his name beneath the words: “Innocent Indefinitely Incarcerated Inmate #79471-054.”

The letter was publicly filed for several minutes before it was taken out of the public court file.

Wow. Just wow. Hand-written! That's determination, eh? I have looked for any published copy of his letter, but I cannot find it. Several media outlets have quoted the letter, however, so the contents are well known to many.


In his court filing, Schulte said that at least 20 people had access to the information leaked by WikiLeaks, but investigators thought only three could have accessed the data.

“It should be clear that the FBI rushed, with reckless disregard for the truth, to meet an arbitrary, artificial, and unrealistic deadline one week after Vault 7 was posted,” he wrote.

He also said he would easily prove that he did not know about and could not access child porn found on his computer, which he blamed on a business he ran that provided storage space for his clients’ private data.

“This is the story of a botched investigation and the search for a scapegoat to conceal government incompetence,” he said. “Alas, there is no child pornography case. There is no national security case. There is just an innocent man who served his country and was wrongfully punished for reporting issues to his management.”


So as I read this, Mr. Schulte is denying that he leaked anything, but is declaring himself a whistleblower and the charges are trumped up in retaliation.

Mr. Schulte seems to have taken matters into his own hands and went over his attorneys in presenting his letter to the judge --

Despite being represented by a lawyer, Joshua Adam Schulte made the judge aware of the document, which claims his remand was “unlawful, unconstitutional, and improper,” by blurting out about it in open court.

“I just have a motion I’d like to submit before questions, if that’s OK?” Schulte said at the start of his hearing.

A court officer took the document from Schulte, 29, and handed it to the puzzled judge, who remarked, while flipping through it, that it was hand-written.

“The typewriter is broken” at the Metropolitan Correction Center, Schulte explained.

Source: NY Post

Mr. Schulte also claims that the prosecution has been withholding evidence from him:

His letter also claimed ... that he'd not been able to see a significant portion of the evidence prosecutors had against him, The New York Post reported.

Source: Daily Mail

Federal prosecutors seem to be getting caught withholding evidence a lot lately...

I would love to read the entirety of the letter, but I don't see that happening any time soon. The prosecution has refused to comment. The judge gave the prosecution one week to respond. So we'll have to wait and see what happens...

But if this guy's telling the truth, then the real leaker is still out there, and this guy's a loud and proud whistleblower.

'I see the freedom and democracy I thought I was defending never actually existed – the Great American Façade,' he wrote.

Them are fighting words




posted on Jun, 29 2018 @ 02:40 PM
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Stranger things could happen than the CIA picking an easy target to be a fall guy and planting incriminating files on his system, especially so if he was indeed running a cloud storage service, point the authorities at em and let the judicial system eat him up. Being able to write him off as a crazy pedophile ruining his image with this method of setup is a definite bonus. That being said if he can’t make with the evidence he’s going to face a huge uphill battle. His defense costs are going to end up pretty absurd.

Being adopted by the south I would like to remind for the OP’s future reference it’s “thems fightin’ words”

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posted on Jun, 29 2018 @ 02:52 PM
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a reply to: Boadicea

Death by military Firing squad.

Enough is enough. My uncle was OSS - CIA and he slit the throats of 5+ KGB spies in Europe towards the end of WWII. Like he really wanted to have to do that sheet. He was messed up for life for doing his job for the USA yet he became an Attorney and was nominated several times for State AG position but declined to accept. My dad also had 5 uncles all die on D Day on the beaches in Europe. They paid our dues. For what?

This desk job sissy needs to be put down.
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posted on Jun, 29 2018 @ 03:08 PM
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a reply to: BigDave-AR





Stranger things could happen than the CIA picking an easy target to be a fall guy and planting incriminating files on his system

Why?
Things should make sense. That doesn't make sense.



posted on Jun, 29 2018 @ 03:19 PM
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In other words, don't run any sort of a file server or a cloud server, or data backups unless you want some crack sprinkled on you before arrest?

Very interesting news, thanks.
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posted on Jun, 29 2018 @ 03:20 PM
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originally posted by: Jake56
a reply to: Boadicea

Death by military Firing squad.

Enough is enough. My uncle was OSS - CIA and he slit the throats of 5+ KGB spies in Europe towards the end of WWII. Like he really wanted to have to do that sheet. He was messed up for life for doing his job for the USA yet he became an Attorney and was nominated several times for State AG position but declined to accept. My dad also had 5 uncles all die on D Day on the beaches in Europe. They paid our dues. For what?

This desk job sissy needs to be put down.

Perhaps we should see if what this man says has any validity there’s no proof that he directly harmed any children. This is in no way a defense of child pornographers or untoward behavior. How about you wait until the man gets a trial before you go keyboard commando and call for his death. Were you a tier negative one space shuttle gunner?

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posted on Jun, 29 2018 @ 03:25 PM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: BigDave-AR





Stranger things could happen than the CIA picking an easy target to be a fall guy and planting incriminating files on his system

Why?
Things should make sense. That doesn't make sense.

Can you think of an easier simple frame up for somebody who happens to run a cloud storage biz? Even if he got found not guilty it’s still going to follow him and tarnish his name and reputation.
If the allegations are true I hope he gets treated real nice like in federal prison but I’m not going to condemn the man until it plays out. I’m no friend of pedos but too often the accusation is weaponized.



posted on Jun, 29 2018 @ 03:43 PM
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originally posted by: BigDave-AR
Stranger things could happen than the CIA picking an easy target to be a fall guy and planting incriminating files on his system, especially so if he was indeed running a cloud storage service, point the authorities at em and let the judicial system eat him up. Being able to write him off as a crazy pedophile ruining his image with this method of setup is a definite bonus.


I've heard it said many times that it is quite simple to upload child porn to anyone's computer. And it does seem to be a "go-to" for some.


That being said if he can’t make with the evidence he’s going to face a huge uphill battle. His defense costs are going to end up pretty absurd.


Agreed. Which is why I find it so intriguing that he took it upon himself to represent himself, bypassing and/or going over the head of his attorneys, and directly addressing the judge -- in writing -- in what is probably a very detailed defense. Does Schulte have reason not to trust his legal counsel? Either their competence or their loyalty? If it's their loyalty, then I hope Schulte made that clear to the judge in the letter, and the reasons why.

But in the end Schulte will have to put up or shut up. He can either back it up or not. Time will tell, but I'm giving Schulte a chance. Schulte seems pretty sure of himself and speaks in very certain and confident terms. And felt it necessary to speak for himself. Given what we know about how the feds are operating these days, I've got more confidence in Schulte.


Being adopted by the south I would like to remind for the OP’s future reference it’s “thems fightin’ words”

D'oh! I stand corrected. I was originally going to "dem's fightin' words" but decided to clean it up. So glad you set the record straight!!!




posted on Jun, 29 2018 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: Boadicea
Anyone can be setup for it that uses any internet enabled device and it’s a damn scary thought. A jury trial in any emotionally charged case like these were emotions and instincts to go on the attack can be a very daunting task to overcome.

See I even tried to write it too fancy, I met ya in the middle on it lol.


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posted on Jun, 29 2018 @ 03:55 PM
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a reply to: Jake56

With the utmost respect and gratitude to your uncles and their service, I would have to say that the current rogues running the CIA are not worthy to spit shine their combat boots... much less garner their respect.

And these federal rogues may very well know they have the wrong guy, but are persecuting this guy for being that good guy (and protecting the real bad guys). Schulte deserves the chance to see the evidence against him and face his accusers in a fair court of law.

We need the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth... and THEN let the chips fall where they may.



posted on Jun, 29 2018 @ 04:00 PM
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a reply to: Boadicea

They could be. Guy handed over
info to judge.

Its in Judge hands. Judges know they have power. Wait and watch. My family also had Judges at a high level. Told us a lot.



posted on Jun, 29 2018 @ 04:05 PM
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originally posted by: Jake56
a reply to: Boadicea

Death by military Firing squad.

Enough is enough. My uncle was OSS - CIA and he slit the throats of 5+ KGB spies in Europe towards the end of WWII. Like he really wanted to have to do that sheet. He was messed up for life for doing his job for the USA yet he became an Attorney and was nominated several times for State AG position but declined to accept. My dad also had 5 uncles all die on D Day on the beaches in Europe. They paid our dues. For what?

This desk job sissy needs to be put down.



Lmao. So you're family that died for freedom and due process of law to prevail, and you want to waive this dudes right to a fair trial, and have the evidence weighed against him measured, all thrown out with him being summarily executed.

You win the logic award today!



posted on Jun, 29 2018 @ 04:06 PM
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originally posted by: Jake56
a reply to: Boadicea

They could be. Guy handed over
info to judge.


That's what makes me think he's legitimate. That's pretty darn bold going straight to the top... although my dad always said that was the only place to go if you wanted action! This seems like a make-or-break thing to do for Schulte's case, so at the very least he seems pretty sure of whatever information he's got. Probably including whatever he was whistleblowing prior to the charges against him.


Its in Judge hands. Judges know they have power. Wait and watch. My family also had Judges at a high level. Told us a lot.


Yup. We'll see how the prosecution responds (and hope their motion isn't sealed!), and then see what the judge says.



posted on Jun, 29 2018 @ 04:07 PM
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a reply to: Jake56

Because the mainstream media is so corrupt. Did you ever think about what is being suppressed because they will not report out on it? Its more than meets the eye.



posted on Jun, 29 2018 @ 04:08 PM
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a reply to: Boadicea

Seems to be legit at this point. Hope hes not found with a rope around his neck.


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posted on Jun, 29 2018 @ 04:14 PM
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originally posted by: Jake56
a reply to: Boadicea

Seems to be legit at this point. Hope hes not found with a rope around his neck.


Me too. And it's darn sad we even have to think it...

Off topic, my nephew was invited to participate in the Normandy commemorations this year with the 1st and 4th Divisions. He was truly touched, and he said it was one of the greatest honors and privileges of his life. He sent me lots of pics, and it was really amazing. My heart was just a little fuller and prouder when I flew my flag on D-Day this year. God bless 'em all.


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posted on Jun, 29 2018 @ 04:14 PM
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originally posted by: Jake56
a reply to: SR1TX

Seem likes all is in the #ter so # it. Fine go to trial and watch


What are you talking about? My business is doing great and people around me seem generally happy.

Maybe you watch a wee bit too much bad news?



posted on Jun, 29 2018 @ 04:17 PM
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a reply to: SR1TX


Why would you even post a comment? Strange.


Anyone ever notice that the basher's have been members for years with really others interests yet they come out of the weeds for my Post ? Doesn't add up does it.
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