Over the last several weeks, the nation has been glued to the news surrounding newly-appointed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Before he was confirmed, a major accusation of sexual misconduct postponed the voting.
At the same time that Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford were testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee in an emotional hearing to determine Kavanaugh's qualifications for the Supreme Court, a scandal was taking place in another governmental office. Immediately following the hearing, private information was released about several of the Republican Senators on the committee.
According to initial reports, someone associated with the House of Representatives offices was editing Wikipedia entries to include private information including home addresses and different names. The edits were made from a governmental computer, nonetheless.
Following the "doxxing" incident, police were able to identify the culprit responsible for the edits. 27-year-old Jackson Cosko, the former legislative correspondent for Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), was arrested for the incident.
Cosko was 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.
Now, some more troubling information has been revealed about Cosko. According to the Washington Times, on Tuesday, October 9, a judge decided that Cosko would be held without bond. The decision was because of what investigators discovered when searching Cosko's possessions.
Reportedly, the investigators found cocaine and methamphetamine. Prosecutors speculate that the Democratic staffer may have been under the influence when the doxxing incident occurred.
Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson said that Cosko's other threats of releasing other information after breaking into a senator's office, combined with the drug use, caused her to make the decision to be held without bond. The decision came even after Cosko's lawyers asked that he be released on extremely strict conditions.
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