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 LeeBest shot at narrowing racial homeownership gap at risk, progressives say Youth voting organization launches M registration effort in key battlegrounds The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Gears begin to shift in Congress on stalled Biden agenda 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) HassanWarnock raises .5 million in third quarter McConnell-aligned group targeting Kelly, Cortez Masto and Hassan with M ad campaign Democrats urge federal agencies to address use of cryptocurrencies for ransomware payments MORE (N.H.) and Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerFirst senator formally endorses Bass in LA mayoral bid Bass receives endorsement from EMILY's List Bass gets mayoral endorsement from former California senator 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 HatchLobbying world Congress, stop holding 'Dreamers' hostage Drug prices are declining amid inflation fears MORE (Utah), Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeRetreating economy creates new hurdle for Democrats in 2022 McConnell vows GOP won't help raise debt ceiling in December after Schumer 'tantrum' Senate locks in deal to vote on debt ceiling hike Thursday MORE (Utah) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenators preview bill to stop tech giants from prioritizing their own products Democrats fret as longshot candidates pull money, attention Tim Scott takes in .3 million in third quarter 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.