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.”
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I wonder why the Fake News would do such a thing?
At the exact time he was doxxing Reps his old boss, Rep Sheila Jackson Lee was seen on TV handing a note to the male lawyer of Mrs Ford as her testimony was due to begin!
Did she give him a heads’ up?
Watch her face afterward, cat-that-ate-the-canary look.
Now THERE’S a novel concept. Do we still do that antiquated shit?
This wormy little turd needs to have the full weight of the law thrown against him. We will hear laments about “he’s so young” and “this will ruin his life”. Well, his life is worthless if he thinks doing the bidding of far left liberals who get their nut destroying people’s lives is a living. People that commit crimes routinely ruin lives, including their own. Tough. I’m all out of sympathy and empathy.
Well, there seems to be much on the congressional computers childrens health records and SS numbers, Gee my employers computers never had that info, my computer didnt either it was always with their doctor….
What org was paying the perp is he still employed?
Good call on the other staffer calling the police.
Seems when an employee or vol. leaves they dont delete the user and password access they really need to take security more seriously, didnt they learn anything from the Awan brothers.
What was it that Lee handed the attorney? I like the attorneys reaction better, looks like he is thinking, “you stupid cow!”
Does seem illegal activities and trying to harm those with different political views is just standard for all of them.
Jackson Cosko, 27, was charged with making public restricted personal information, witness tampering, threats in interstate communication, unauthorized access of a government computer, identity theft, second-degree burglary and unlawful entry, although additional charges could be added.
27 years and a computer security guy, hmmmm I think he knows better, book em danno.
@kitt: And Ford friend Leland Keyser says the Democrats tried to get her to change her testimony. Isn’t that witness tampering?
Rats ,worms,snakes, snails,slugs,trial lawyers liberal democrats and other lower lifeforms on earth
Why yes I think that is and the trolling for anyone that knew or would lie about knowing Kav in college…
Its just politickin? If thats where the Dems want to bring our government they need to be GONE.
Threat to Doxx innocent children limbo under the buried bar.
Seems Grassley is swinging back hard, check the end of the email, ahhh were you guys witness tampering…
Notice the liberal outrage over the threat to the safety to women and children? Hell, the liberal media won’t even say who he worked for.
One of the media reports about the arrest went this way:
He was still working for Jackson-Lee up until she learned of his arrest.
He fled police to the office of Maggie Hassan who had fired him some time previously.
It was HER and her staff whose children he threatened IF they led police to him,
Too late tho, police had already been called.
He didn’t have time to publish the dirt he had on the Hassan crew.
@Nan G: A classic troll of the lowest order. Just how did he get the medical records and SS numbers, another reason for not allowing the digital conversions of our medical records.