A Capitol Hill staffer for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) has been arrested for “doxxing” Republican Senators.
According to U.S. Capitol Police, Jackson Cosko “posted private, identifying information (doxing) about one or more United States Senators to the internet.”
Cosko, 27, had leaked personal information—including addresses and personal phone numbers—of several Republicans who vocally supported Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
The leaks were made during the hearings last Thursday where both Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, testified to the Senate about allegations of sexual assault.
Cosko had previously worked for U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)
Cosko has been charged with a whole laundry list of crimes, including: making public restricted personal information; witness tampering; threats in interstate communications; unauthorized access of a government computer; identity theft; second-degree burglary; and unlawful entry.
Capitol Police added that the “investigation will continue and additional charges may be forthcoming.”
Cosko has also been fired from Jackson Lee’s office due to the allegations made against him.
However, was Cosko really behind the operation, or does the rabbit hole go deeper? What was in that envelope that Jackson Lee handed off to Dr. Ford’s attorney?