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Former CIA employee identified as suspect accused of giving WikiLeaks secret ‘Vault 7’ hacking tools

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The United States government believes it has identified the perpetrator of the 2017 leak to Wikileaks of the Central Intelligence Agency’s computer hacking tools, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

The newspaper reported for the first time that the suspect is Joshua Adam Schulte, a former CIA employee.

Despite searching the suspect’s New York apartment, prosecutors say they currently lack the evidence to charge Schulte.

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“Those search warrants haven’t yielded anything that is consistent with [Schulte’s] involvement in that disclosure,” said assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York Matthew Laroche.

However, Laroche says the investigation “is ongoing” with Schulte remaining “a target of that investigation.”

Schulte is currently detained in a Manhattan jail on child pornography charges.

Prior to joining the CIA, Schulte worked for the National Security Agency. He now works in the private sector.

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Florida seniors are ‘highly susceptible’ to coronavirus — which could hurt Trump’s reelection chances

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On Monday, The Washington Post examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on older voters' politics, and in particular how it is hurting President Donald Trump with the critical demographic in Florida — a state that is almost mandatory for the president to win for a second term.

"While Democrats have worried about Biden’s struggles to excite younger voters, older voters who are upset with the president are poised to be potentially more influential in November, especially in swing states whose populations skew their way, like Florida, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin," reported Jenna Johnson and Lori Rozsa. "In Florida, more than 20 percent of those who voted in the 2016 election were over age 65, according to exit polls. In 2016, Trump won the Florida senior vote by a 17-point margin over Clinton, according to exit polls. The state ranks as one Trump must almost certainly win to insure his victory, while Biden has other paths to the White House."

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Trump adviser’s ‘repugnant’ lack of concern for human life slammed by ethics expert

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On Monday, President Donald Trump's economic adviser Kevin Hassett appeared on CNN to urge the economy to reopen, saying, "Our human capital stock is ready to go back to work."

White House adviser Kevin Hassett: "Our human capital stock is ready to go back to work." #HumanCapitalStock pic.twitter.com/Yl9KwJf6KP

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 25, 2020

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Trump scorned for claiming he has ‘great reviews’ on COVID-19: ‘This is not a game show’

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On Monday, President Donald Trump complained on Twitter that he wasn't getting enough credit for his COVID-19 response, but that he was still getting "great reviews" on it all the same.

Commenters on social media were not pleased with the president's remarks.

Great reviews? Like on Rotten Tomatoes?

— Lira (@LoudmouthLira) May 25, 2020

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