The United States Capitol Police have arrested a 27-year-old intern for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, for allegedly posting the private contact information of multiple Republican senators online.
Police said Jackson Cosko was arrested and slapped with several charges stemming from the Sept. 27 incident, including unauthorized access of a government computer, making public restricted information, and threats.
Cosko is alleged to have posted the home addresses and phone numbers for at least three lawmakers — Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah — onto their respective Wikipedia pages, a practice known as doxing. The crime occurred while the three lawmakers were questioning Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh during a hearing regarding sexual misconduct allegations leveled at him.
Fox News reported Cosko was an intern for Jackson Lee and has also worked for Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and former Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.
Jackson Lee's chief of staff Glenn Rushing told Fox News "it's unfortunate" and added the lawmaker's office is "cooperating with law enforcement."
The LinkedIn profile for a Jackson Cosko who resides in the Washington, D.C. metro area says he is a "Democratic Political Professional & Cybersecurity Graduate Student" who interned in the House and Senate. The person also listed a "legislative correspondent" and "systems administrator" role with the Senate Committee On Commerce, Science, and Transportation from January 2017-May 2018.
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