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DOJ plans for retrial in case against former CIA engineer Josh Schulte, suspected WikiLeaks source

Added 05-30-20 03:35:02pm EST - “The Department of Justice detailed its plans Friday for proceeding with a retrial in the government's case against former CIA engineer and suspected leaker Joshua Adam Schulte.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “DOJ plans retrial of ex-CIA engineer suspected to be WikiLeaks source”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Department of Justice detailed its plans Friday for proceeding with a retrial in the government’s case against former CIA engineer and suspected leaker Joshua Adam Schulte.

Geoffrey S. Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a court filing that he expects a grand jury will be summoned in early June to consider a new indictment charging Schulte with nine counts related to allegedly leaking classified national defense information, including CIA hacking tools published by the website WikiLeaks in 2017.

The prosecutor noted the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic could put a snag in efforts to arraign Schulte on the new charges and start his retrial as soon as possible, however.

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Schulte, 31, previously served as a software engineer for the CIA prior to becoming the government’s main suspect in the leaking of hacking tool and other agency data to WikiLeaks.

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