It’s easy to get caught up in the negativity sprouting from the left. You begin to feel that no matter what they do to Trump supporters, liberals aren’t held accountable. Well, at least in this case, that isn’t true.
Capitol Police arrested the Democrat staffer who put three senator’s personal information online known as ‘doxing’. Doxing is short for ‘dropping documents’ and this dox-er faces some heavy charges.
According to The Hill, reports emerged last week that someone from within the U.S. House of Representatives had posted the home addresses and personal cell phone numbers of GOP Sens. Orrin Hatch (Utah), Mike Lee (Utah) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.) on Wikipedia.
The anonymous Wikipedia edits were made as the three senators questioned Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last Thursday.
Kavanaugh was testifying alongside Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in 1982.
Jackson A. Cosko, 27, most recently worked for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, and was formerly on the staffs of Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.
He has been charged with five federal counts and two counts under Washington, D.C., law in relation to the “doxing” of “one or more” lawmakers, according to a US Capitol Police news release. The charges include counts of witness tampering, identity theft, second-degree burglary, and unlawful entry, The Washington Examiner reported.
Last week, the Wikipedia pages of Sens. Lee of Utah, Hatch of Utah and Graham of South Carolina were altered to show their addresses, phone numbers, and email address. The information was posted during an extraordinary 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 who are supportive of 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.