Ex-CIA Employee Wrongly Blamed for Leak, Defense Argues

Rebecca Davis O’Brien reports:

Federal prosecutors have unfairly blamed a former Central Intelligence Agency employee for the 2017 disclosure of a trove of CIA hacking tools, the former employee’s lawyer told a federal jury Tuesday.

The lawyer, Sabrina Shroff, said the government pinned the 2017 leak on her client, Joshua Adam Schulte, because he was an “easy target”—a software engineer who had “antagonized almost every single person” at the CIA.

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