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After Wikileaks Verdict Now Schulte CP Trial on TOR & Virtual Machine Not Mention of CIA

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Book

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Sept 12 – When jury selection was completed for the retrial of accused CIA Vault 7 leaker Joshua Schulte, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Jesse M. Furman told the jurors, Do not read or say anything about the case. Inner City Press was there.

[July 20, 2022 order on access here; Brutal Kangaroo]

On September 1, the prosecutors wrote to Judge Furman they are streamlining the CP case: "the Government does not intend to introduce the defendant's statements from his prison notebooks... the only witnesses in its case in chief would be Special Agents Richard Evanchec and Aaron Spivack and Computer Scientist Michael Berger."

On September 12, Inner City Press covered the trial. Thread:

Jury entering! Judge Furman: Love when you guys are on time, and glad breakfast was there.  Opening statements.

AUSA Lockard: Joshua Schulte downloaded and viewed videos of children as young as four or five years old, even toddlers.  He's a computer enthusiast [!]

AUSA Lockard: Schulte told the FBI, It's just porn, I encrypt my porn. The FBI decypted it using passwords on his phone, passwords he used for his Uber and his DoorDash. They found the files...

 AUSA Lockard: You'll learn how Schulte used TOR, and the Russian websites. An FBI encryption specialist will explain how it's done. Use your common sense and you will reach the verdict that is compelled by the evidence, that Joshua Adam Schulte is guilty.

Schulte's lawyer: The government has the burden of proof. They must prove every single element.  We are not required to question every government witness. I don't think we'll be asking a lot of questions. You're going to hear about a virtual machine...

 Schulte's lawyer: In the sea of his data, there was a small amount of CP. Did he know? That's up to you to decide. If it is not beyond a reasonable doubt, he is not guilty. Thank you. Judge Furman: First witness. Special Agent takes the stand...

Witness: I am Special Agent Richard Evanchec. I work for the FBI in Frisco, Texas. In 2015, I went to find Mr. Schulte at his place of employment in Manhattan. [At Bloomberg] AUSA Lockard: Where did you interview him? Evanchec: A restaurant. [Pershing Square]

 AUSA Lockard: What type of jobs did he work in? Evanchec: In computer related jobs... in DC... [Does not mention CIA or leaking]

Evanchec: Schulte bought components on New Egg and built his own computers AUSA Lockard: Did you search his residence? Evanchec: We did

 Evanchec: Schulte told us he used BitLocker and VeriCrypt. AUSA Lockard: Did anyone else have the password? Evanchec: He said no one else, only him. There was deviation from the baseline. He looked around the room. He said, "It's just porn, I encrypt my porn."

Evanchec: Schulte said this was a Plex server, that he let friends and family access to store media and even school projects. He said he had root access. He could see all of the data that others put on it. Previously a friend of his, named "Sterm," had had access

 Evanchec: But Schulte said Sterm had fork-bombed the Plex server so he took Sterm's root access away. Judge Furman: Can you explain again what root access is? [Evanchec does] AUSA Lockard: What is this? Evanchec: A Samsung phone we seized.

Evanchec: Schulte said he got the phone to play PokemonGo. [Then describes horrific images & videos] AUSA Lockard: We have a stipulation. Schulte's lawyer: No objection. [Schulte is whispering with counsel]

 Judge Furman: Cross examination? Schulte's lawyer de Castro:  There were 20 terabytes, right? Evanchec: Yes. de Castro: And no CP was found on the rack server, correct? Evanchec: I don't know. de Castro: But you were the supervisor...

 de Castro: No CP on the four phones, nor on the 11 hard drives, right? Evanchec: I don't know how many. de Castro: May I approach the witness? Judge: Yes. de Castro: Does this refresh your recollection? You may have to count. Evanchec: 11, yes.

Now in Josh Schulte trial - sealed - audio:

AUSA: What was in that 7 second clip? [Description: collar... sexual conduct position... "a dog is introduced"]

 AUSA: Let's more on.


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