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Hearing up ahead in the case of Joshua Schulte, the suspected source in the WikiLeaks "Vault 7" tranche of CIA files.

Schulte's team is trying to declassify 74 recordings the government produced during discovery.

I'll update any newsworthy developments after the proceedings.
Back from the hearing:

1/ Schulte's defense team want to go to his CIA workstation. Attorney Sabrina Shroff noted she never tried a case without visiting the "quote-unquote 'scene of the crime.'"

Prosecution opposes. Location, they say, is classified, as is work done there.

Plus, AUSA Laroche argued, Schulte's 2016 workstation no longer exists as such.

2) Except for a Jan. 13 trial date set, no immediate rulings on any pending issues, including the recordings mentioned in the top tweet.

3) Lots of wrangling over secrecy... (cont'd)
... over the recordings, FBI interviews known as 302s that the defense wants to use to confront witnesses, and the ability to make the field trip.

"They want an open trial in an Article III court," Shroff said.

4) Another pending issue is: How many trials will Schulte have?
Broadly, Schulte's been charged with the WikiLeaks CIA leaks; child pornography claims; and spilling more secrets from his MCC jailhouse.

The defense attorneys say the last set of charges pose a conflict because they can be considered witnesses; they want those counts severed.
That would mean three separate trials.

Defense attorney Edward Zas acknowledged that would be "unusual."

"That's putting it mildly," a skeptical Judge Crotty replied.

Roundup ahead for @CourthouseNews.
@CourthouseNews “I don’t think I’ve ever tried a case without visiting the quote-unquote ‘scene of the crime.’”

Schulte's attorney Sabrina Shroff arguing to visit the CIA work station where prosecutors allege her client spilled the WikiLeaks "Vault 7" files.

My latest.
@CourthouseNews Just in:

Setback for Schulte's defense, as Judge Crotty denies bid to give notice of their classified evidence to DOJ lawyers walled off from prosecutors, to shield their strategy.

Ruling says the notice doesn't reveal a new theory of the case.

Doc: documentcloud.org/documents/6420…
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