Jackson Cosko, an ex-aide to a Democrat senator, was sentenced to 4 years in prison for publicly posting personal information of Republican senators during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation fight. Cosko posted addresses and phone numbers on Wikipedia and Twitter after illegally accessing the information on Senate computers. The Daily Mail reported.
Cosko broke into the office of Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) after being fired as an aide in May 2018 and copied information that he later used to dox the Republican senators. Another aide, Samantha Deforest Davis, was charged this week in helping Cosko wipe computers that he hacked.
Cosko’s actions arose from anger he felt toward Republicans after he watched the Kavanaugh hearings. He also made threats to reveal information just before his arrest when he was caught in Hassan’s office without authorization.
Cosko sent an email to the witness saying, “I own EVERYTHING. If you tell anyone I will leak it all.”
The next day, he was arrested on federal charges.
Read the full story here.