A Democrat aide arrested for publishing the home addresses and phone numbers of several GOP lawmakers also threatened to release their children’s social security numbers and private health information.
Jackson Cosko, according to reports, most recently worked as a fellow for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), but has also been linked to Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and former California Senator Barbara Boxer.
The personal information had been posted in edits on each Senator’s Wikipedia page shortly after they questioned Judge Kavanaugh.
Posting private information that could be used by protesters to riot or harass the lawmakers wasn’t enough for Cosko. Apparently, after getting caught in Hassan’s office using an unauthorized computer with unauthorized credentials, he threatened a staffer who had reported the incident to police.
“If you tell anyone I will leak it all. Emails signal conversations gmails,” an email to the staffer read. “Senators children’s health information and socials.”
The email, which contained the subject line “I own EVERYTHING,” was reported in an affidavit from the United States Capitol Police.
It’s one thing to intentionally try to harass senators – actually, we’ve come to expect it from the left – but it’s a whole new ball game when you try to destroy the lives and safety of their children.
Cosko is clearly sick in the head.
JUST IN: Accused doxxer of GOP senators allegedly threatened to publish their children’s health information https://t.co/et8j74qUQG
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 4, 2018
In a stunning display of irony, the Democrat aide’s lawyer mentioned the presumption of innocence, a concept that has been abandoned by the opposition party in their public lynching of Kavanaugh.
“Jackson Cosko is innocent until proven guilty, and we intend to challenge the charges,” the lawyer noted.
What a concept!
Notably, Cosko’s work for Jackson Lee’s office is also described by his lawyer as being paid for by an “outside institution.”
He was being paid by an “outside institution,” according to this story. Love to know what that was. https://t.co/oSwwqM9lDX
— Brit Hume (@brithume) October 5, 2018
Federal records indicate that Cosko is the son of Democratic donors from California – his father donated $2,500 to Dianne Feinstein and his mother donated $500 to Hillary Clinton – though it’s unclear who the “outside institution” actually is.
Hassan may want to start vetting her interns a little more thoroughly. In June, Caitlin Marriott, a 21-year-old summer intern in Hassan’s office, was suspended after yelling ‘F*** you’ at President Trump.
LISTEN: As Pres Trump’s entourage entered Speaker Ryan’s office in the Capitol, someone on the other side of the Capitol rotunda yelled: “Mr. President, F—k you!!” (He entered about 15 seconds later): pic.twitter.com/KHp16LYMoF
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) June 19, 2018
Cosko is currently facing seven federal criminal charges, including making public restricted personal information, making threats in interstate commerce, unauthorized access of a government computer, identity theft, and obstruction of justice/witness tampering.
He could face up to 20 years in prison.
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