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Ex-House intern charged with 'doxing' GOP senators during Kavanaugh hearing

Ex-House intern charged with 'doxing' GOP senators during Kavanaugh hearing
© Greg Nash

The man arrested by U.S. Capitol Police on Wednesday for allegedly "doxing" one or more GOP senators has been identified as a former intern for Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson LeeK Street navigates virtual inauguration week Lobbying world Inauguration parties lose the glitz and glamour in 2021 MORE (D-Texas).

Jackson A. Cosko, 27, of Washington, D.C., had been working as an intern in Lee’s office and has been fired, Politico reported, citing the congresswoman’s chief of staff, Glenn Rushing.

“We’re just cooperating with law enforcement right now,” Rushing told Politico.

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Cosko was arrested for allegedly posting “private, identifying information (doxing) about one or more United States senators to the Internet,” Capitol Police said Wednesday.

Cosko graduated from The George Washington University in 2014 and had worked for Democratic Sens. Maggie HassanMargaret (Maggie) HassanModerates vow to 'be a force' under Biden Bipartisan Senate gang to talk with Biden aide on coronavirus relief Bipartisan group of senators: The election is over MORE (N.H.) and Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerTrump administration halting imports of cotton, tomatoes from Uighur region of China Biden inaugural committee to refund former senator's donation due to foreign agent status Questions and answers about the Electoral College challenges MORE (Calif.), according to Politico.

He was reportedly caught Tuesday night after making an unauthorized entry into Hassan’s office. A staffer for the senator called the police.

He is due in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia the coming next Thursday.

The arrest comes a week after reports emerged that someone working in the House had posted the home addresses and personal cellphone numbers of GOP Sens. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchMellman: What happened after Ginsburg? Bottom line Bottom line MORE (Utah), Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeOvernight Defense: Austin takes helm at Pentagon | COVID-19 briefing part of Day 1 agenda | Outrage over images of National Guard troops in parking garage Austin sworn in as nation's first Black Pentagon chief The Hill's 12:30 Report: Next steps in the Trump impeachment MORE (Utah) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenators spar over validity of Trump impeachment trial Trump selects South Carolina lawyer for impeachment trial Democrats formally elect Harrison as new DNC chair MORE (S.C.) on Wikipedia. All three lawmakers of members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The anonymous Wikipedia edits were made when Judiciary Committee members questioned Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during last Thursday's hearing.