Democratic House Intern Accused of Doxing Senators

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The U.S. Capitol Police on Wednesday arrested a congressional intern for posting addresses and private information of senators, NPR reports. Jackson Cosko, 27, allegedly posted “private, identifying information (doxing) about one or more United States senators to the Internet.” Cosko, an intern for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), has been fired, according to her chief of staff, Glenn Rushing. Cosko previously worked for Democratic Sens. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire and California’s Barbara Boxer, who has retired.

Last week, the Wikipedia pages of Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah, Orrin Hatch of Utah and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina were altered to show their addresses, phone numbers and email address. The information was posted during the hearing in which Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testified about Ford’s accusation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982. All three are GOP senators support Kavanaugh. Cosko has been charged with 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. A bot that tracks edits to Wikipedia pages found that the changes were made from a computer on Capitol Hill on the House side.

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