Democratic Aide Arrested, Charged With Major Scandal During Kavanaugh Hearing

October 03, 2018Oct 03, 2018

Over the last few weeks, the nation has been focused on President Trump’s Supreme Court nomination, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. On the eve of the voting for his nomination, some troubling accusations were made public from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford regarding sexual assault when the two were in high school 36 years ago.

Last week, Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford were each given the opportunity to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. While many people around the country were focused on the several-hour, tear-filled hearing, a Democratic aide was working behind the scenes to hurt Republican Senators.

According to reports, someone associated with the House of Representatives offices, on a House computer nonetheless, was editing Wikipedia entries. The edits were specifically targeted to prominent Judiciary Committee Republicans who were in the hearing at the time. The culprit added highly sensitive information about the Senators, including private names and addresses.

On Wednesday, October 3, the culprit responsible for the “doxxing” was finally identified. At the time of the doxxing, a bot that tracks Wikipedia edits was able to show they were made from a Congressional computer and showed the changes to Twitter in real time.

Now, U.S. Capitol Police have arrested Jackson Cosko as the suspect. The 27-year-old was most recently a legislative correspondent for Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH). Cosko had also been a press assistant for Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA).

According to the Daily Wire, 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.

This is a developing story. We will continue to update as more information is revealed. Meanwhile, check out our other trending story about Sen. Feinstein being investigated.

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