Intern for Democratic Congresswoman arrested for ‘doxxing’ Republican Senators including Orrin Hatch

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch. Photo: Official Senate photo

Oct. 4 (UPI) — An intern for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has been arrested for posting personal information of Republican Senators including Utah’s Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee on the Internet, Capital Police said Wednesday.

Jackson Cosko, 27, faces charges of 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.

Cosko is suspected of posting the home addresses and personal phone numbers to several Republican Senators’ Wikipedia pages, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Hatch and Lee of Utah, Roll Call reported.

The Wikipedia entries were automatically picked up by a @congressedits, a bot Twitter account that tweets when Wikipedia page edits are made from IP addresses that correspond to Capitol Hill buildings.

The edits appear to have been made during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford‘s sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

That account has since been suspended from Twitter for publicizing that personal information.


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