Ex-Hassan aide pleads guilty to helping hide evidence on leaking of GOP senators' information

Ex-Hassan aide pleads guilty to helping hide evidence on leaking of GOP senators' information
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A former aide to Sen. Maggie HassanMargaret (Maggie) HassanDemocrats hit Scalia over LGBTQ rights Overnight Health Care: Juul's lobbying efforts fall short as Trump moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes | Facebook removes fact check from anti-abortion video after criticism | Poll: Most Democrats want presidential candidate who would build on ObamaCare Lawmakers weigh responses to rash of ransomware attacks MORE (D-N.H.) pleaded guilty to helping a former staffer enter a Senate office after hours while the staffer erased evidence indicating the staffer's involvement in the doxxing of GOP senators supporting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughTrump decries whistleblower story as 'another media disaster' The Hill's Morning Report — Trump's new controversy Trump judicial picks face rare GOP opposition MORE.

Samantha Davis pleaded guilty Tuesday to aiding computer fraud and evidence tampering, Politico reported, and could face up to 18 months in prison under the law.


Prosecutors indicated in court documents that they will likely not seek prison time, according to Politico, but she could face time at a halfway house or home confinement at an upcoming sentencing hearing, details about which were not immediately available.

There was reportedly no evidence that Davis knew about her co-conspirator's efforts to reveal personal information about Republican senators supporting Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Court, but Davis admitted she knew he was planning to tamper with computers after-hours.

"Senator Hassan appreciates the work of Capitol Police and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in pursuing justice in this case," a spokesperson for her office said Tuesday evening.

Davis declined to comment to Politico through her attorney.