If World knows how CIA planted spyware on devices, I don't see what the National Security aspect is. The cover is blown, so by now CIA must have rolled out a different way to plant spyware on devices. Are they saying that Schulte also knows the current method? If he did, he could also have released that at the same time, again negating the National Security aspect of the charges. But if he did not release anything, then he is Innocent.
Anybody who has watched TV in the past 20 years knows that "You can't make me, I'm innocent" meets with the reply "but when we put kiddie porn on your computer, you're guilty." So is anybody suggesting that it could be through agency (cough) of CIA that the abusive images were uploaded to the server in question? This could have happened before, or after, CIA began to question Schulte. Were the abusive images uploaded under Schulte's own account name, or somebody else's?
In a TV version of this drama, Schulte might tell his bosses "You can't make me, I'm innocent". "We can't make you, but we can make your life a living hell. We'll make the suckers believe you're the devil incarnate, not us. And you'll never want to take another shower." "Prove it." "With pleasure." That's not too Byzantine for the spy genre, especially in USA in the 21st century. Of course we don't know what CIA was trying to get out of Schulte--that might have National Security ramifications. Not to be confused with imagined National Security ramifications.
CIA is a business based entirely upon deception. And they're very good at it. I would have thought that pursuit of justice would first want to see the deception and its purveyors kept in a quiet room.
Just playing Devil's Advocate for a millisecond.