A Washington man Jackson Cosko has been arrested for posting personal information about multiple U.S. senators, according to U.S. Capitol Police.
He is accused of doxxing the senators and faces several charges, including “making public restricted personal information” and “unauthorized access to a government computer.”
Fox News reported that the targeted senators are all members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which last week voted to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination to the full Senate.
A Democratic congressional aide accused of publishing the private information of at least three Republican lawmakers allegedly threatened to leak senators’ children’s health information if a witness told anyone about his activities.
Jackson Cosko, who recently worked for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, was arrested for allegedly posting the personal information (or “doxxing”) of a number of senators including Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah on Wikipedia — with information such as their home addresses and phone numbers. Graham, Lee and Hatch’s information was published on Thursday.
According to a sworn statement by Capitol Police Captain Jason Bell, a witness Tuesday saw Cosko at a computer in a senator’s office, where he used to work, a day after two other unnamed senators’ information had been put on Wikipedia. Cosko worked for other Democratic senators including Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and former Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. While earlier reports identified Cosko as an intern for Jackson Lee, his lawyer said that he was working as a fellow in her office, paid by an outside institution.
Sources familiar with the case tell Fox News Cosko was in Sen. Hassan’s office, where he was not authorized to be and was caught using a login he was not authorized to use. Cosko earlier was let go by Senator Hassan’s office. A spokesman for Hassan says she “strongly denounces the alleged actions.” More
Well, this explains why the witness tampering charge.
Anyone else finds it strange that a 27-year-old intern worked for several Democratic senators and had such open access to sensitive information? How many people think this guy acted all alone? Yea me neither!
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