The suspect arrested by U.S. Capitol Police for allegedly doxxing Republican senators, including Lindsey Graham, (R-SC), Mike Lee, (R-UT) and Orrin Hatch, (R-UT), allegedly threatened he would leak senators’ children’s health information after a witness called police. The witness, a staffer from the office of Senator Maggie Hassan, (D-NH), saw Jackson Cosko, 27, at a computer using a login he had not been authorized to use.
As Fox News reports, according to Capitol Police Captain Jason Bell, Cosko left when confronted by the staffer, but after the staffer called police, the staffer received an email from “firstname.lastname@example.org” stating, “If you tell anyone I will leak it all. Emails signal conversations gmails. Senators children’s health information and socials.”
Per Fox News, “Cosko is charged with publishing restricted personal information, threats in interstate communication, unauthorized access of a government computer, identity theft, witness tampering, second degree burglary, and unlawful entry. The complaint says that five senators were doxxed.”
As The Daily Wire has reported of Cosko, “He was, most recently, an intern with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s office (D-TX). He also worked as legislative correspondent for Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH). He was also a press assistant for Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA). He billed himself on LinkedIn as a ‘Democratic Political Professional.’”
Fox News noted that the doxxing began almost immediately after Senator Lindsey Graham’s fiery, impassioned speech targeting Democrats.