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

Ex-House intern charged with 'doxing' GOP senators during Kavanaugh hearing
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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 LeeDems probe DOJ's handling of civil rights violations by law enforcement Reparations: The 'lost cause' of black politics? Dem lawmaker says Trump 'has in many respects become a dictator' 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) Hassan'American Taliban' set to be released after years behind bars Overnight Health Care — Presented by Campaign for Accountability — House passes drug pricing bills amid ObamaCare row | Senate Republicans running away from Alabama abortion law | Ocasio-Cortez confronts CEO over K drug price tag Bipartisan senators unveil measure to end surprise medical bills MORE (N.H.) and Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerOnly four Dem senators have endorsed 2020 candidates Hispanic civil rights icon endorses Harris for president California AG Becerra included in Bloomberg 50 list 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 HatchTrump gambles in push for drug import proposal Biden's role in Anita Hill hearings defended by witness not allowed to testify 'Congress' worst tax idea ever'? Hardly. MORE (Utah), Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeHillicon Valley: Google delays cutting off Huawei | GOP senators split over breaking up big tech | Report finds DNC lagging behind RNC on cybersecurity GOP senators split over antitrust remedies for big tech Fix the climate with smaller families MORE (Utah) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThreat of impeachment takes oxygen out of 2019 agenda Graham urges Trump not to abandon infrastructure talks with Democrats Congress, White House near deal on spending, debt limit 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.