A day afterwards a government argumentative able testified that he’d begin bags of adept cables on the Army computer of doubtable WikiLeaks antecedent Bradley Manning, he was affected to accept beneath assay that none of the cables he compared to the ones WikiLeaks appear matched.
Special Agent David Shaver, a argumentative investigator with the Army’s Computer Crimes Investigations Unit, testified Sunday that he’d begin 10,000 U.S. adept cables in HTML architecture on the soldier’s classified assignment computer, as able-bodied as a besmirched argument book absolute added than 100,000 complete cables that had been adapted to base-64 encoding.
Six months afterwards Manning was arrested for allegedly aperture abstracts to WikiLeaks, the armpit began publishing 250,000 U.S. adept cables that ranged in date from December 1966 to the end of February 2010. But Shaver said none of the abstracts that he begin on Manning’s computer, and that he again compared to those that WikiLeaks published, akin the WikiLeaks documents.
Shaver wasn’t asked how abounding cables he compared to the WikiLeaks cables, or which dates those cables had, he aloof said he akin “some of them.” In re-direct examination, however, he acclaimed that the CSV book in which the cables were independent was besmirched and appropriate this ability announce that it had not been accessible to canyon those cables to WikiLeaks for this reason. The aegis objected to this assumption, however, acquainted that Shaver could not brainstorm on why the cables were not amid those appear by WikiLeaks.
The assay of Shaver focused on establishing that there ability accept been accepted affidavit for the State Department cables to be on Manning’s computers, back intelligence analysts were accustomed admission to them to do their job. One of Manning’s superiors testified beforehand in the audition that he had beatific a articulation to Manning and added analysts administering them to the area area they could acquisition the cables.
The aegis additionally accustomed that it’s accessible Manning’s computer could accept been acclimated by accession abroad — it was already accustomed in antecedent affidavit that he aggregate his assignment computers with accession soldier — and additionally aloft questions about the achievability that added soldiers knew Manning’s countersign and accordingly could accept logged into his computer application his accreditation and user profile.
In accession to the State Department cables begin on Manning’s computer, Shaver additionally testified Sunday that he’d begin links amid affirmation on Manning’s laptop and two added WikiLeaks releases: the alleged “Collateral Murder” Apache helicopter video and Gitmo captive assessments.
Shaver apparent scripts for Wget — a web-scraping apparatus — on Manning’s computer that acicular to a Microsoft SharePoint server captivation copies of the Gitmo documents. He ran the scripts to download the documents, again downloaded the ones that WikiLeaks had published, compared them and begin they were the same, Shaver testified.
He additionally said he begin two copies of the Apache video on Manning’s assignment computer in unallocated space.
But Shaver was affected to accept on Monday that he was not acquainted that soldiers in the defended ability Manning formed in had been examination that arguable video and talking about in December 2009, months afore WikiLeaks appear it. That, the aegis seemed to suggest, would explain why a archetype ability be on Manning’s computer.
A additional government argumentative witness, a clandestine architect called Mark Johnson who works for Mantech International, testified that he advised the argumentative angel of Manning’s claimed laptop, a Macbook Pro. On that computer he apparent babble logs of conversations that Manning allegedly had with above hacker Adrian Lamo. Johnson appear that the Adium babble affairs was installed on Manning’s computer and was acclimated to conduct the babble with Lamo.
In a awning attempt of the babble log apparent in court, Manning’s name was absolutely spelled out, as against to Lamo’s adaptation of the babble logs — which the hacker gave authorities in May 2010 — and showed Manning’s chats beneath the name Bradass87.
Manning’s above acquaintance at Forward Operating Base Hammer additionally testified on Monday to say that he and Manning aggregate a allowance from October 2009, back they aboriginal deployed to Iraq, up until the time Manning was arrested in May 2010.
Specialist Eric Baker, a aggressive badge officer, said that he and Manning not often talked. But he told the cloister that Manning “used the computer absolutely often” and said that back he’d deathwatch up in the average of the night Manning would be on the computer. He never saw what was on Manning’s screen, he told the court.