Suspect in Kavanaugh Doxxing Linked to Top Dem

  • 03/15/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Suspect in Kavanaugh Doxxing Linked to Top Dem
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Court documents indicate Jackson Cosko, a former Senate aide who allegedly doxxed Republican Senators during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation possessed hoards of sensitive government information. 

Cosko, a Bernie Sanders supporter, comes from an elite family with ties to California Senator Dianne Feinstein – the Senate Judiciary Committee's ranking member.

Some Republicans suggested Feinstein timed the leak of an uncorroborated sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh to block his path to confirmation.

Now, prosecutors signaled they might give Cosko a plea deal preventing the facts of the case from ever being publicly disclosed.

The Daily Caller's Luke Rosiak reports:

During Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s September 2018 confirmation hearing, Cosko — a former IT aide who once managed Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan’s office computer accounts — allegedly posted to Wikipedia the home addresses of Republican senators who supported the Supreme Court justice.

“I own EVERYTHING,” Cosko told a Hassan aide who caught him in the act, according to prosecutors. “If you tell anyone I will leak it all. Emails signal conversations gmails.”

Information revealed in court since then suggested that might not have been a bluff. U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan on Jan. 24 said Cosko allegedly possessed terabytes of information, including Senate data so sensitive that it could not be discussed in open court.

“He downloaded more information than was originally understood. There is no combination of conditions that could ensure the safety of the community,” Hogan said in December 2018.

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