The water in “the swamp” seems to be getting murkier and murkier by the day. But now, one of the parasites that inhabited said swamp has been filtered out.
Democratic staffer Jackson Cosko, 27, was charged by U.S. Capitol Police 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,” according to Fox News.
Cosko, who worked and/or interned for many prominent Democratic members of Congress, used a House of Representatives computer to release personal information “of at least one Republican senator” during last week’s Brett Kavanaugh hearings.
According to Fox News:
Senior congressional sources tell Fox News that Cosko most recently worked as an unpaid intern for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas. He previously worked with Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and former Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer of California. He also worked or interned with the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, as well as with at least one other unnamed lawmaker. A LinkedIn page with Cosko's name on it describes him as a "Democratic Political Professional & Cybersecurity Graduate Student.”
Jackson Lee’s office told Fox News that Cosko had only worked there for a couple of months, but has now been terminated.
Fox News also reported that personal information of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) were posted on Wikipedia Thursday while the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Kavanaugh about the allegations brought forth by Christine Blasey Ford.
Coincidentally, Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) wife Kelley penned a letter to Sen. Cory Booker on Wednesday in which she wrote that “someone just posted our home address, and Rand’s cell number, on the internet.”