As we reported last week, a Democratic staffer named Jackson Cosko was arrested by Capitol Police after doxxing Senate Republicans. It was reported that the 27-year-old staffer “allegedly posted private, identifying information (doxxing) about one or more United States Senators.”
The Gateway Pundit has now reported that there is more to the story than we originally thought.
It has been said that Cosko made threats that he would leak the health information of Republicans Senators’ children if anyone outed him and his criminal acts to the police.
Now questions have come up about Cosko’s employment. Julie Gunlock of American Greatness seemed to indicate last weekend that the staffer was getting money from an outside liberal group for the doxxing.
On top of that, Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson ordered that the 27-year-old D.C. resident to be held without the possibility of bond. There have been no court dates set as of yet.The Washington Times reports:
Jackson Cosko, the former Democratic staffer accused of “doxing” Republican senators by leaking their personal information, was ordered held without bond Tuesday, with the judge saying he posed a risk to the community.
Prosecutors revealed investigators found cocaine and methamphetamine during a search of his possessions, and speculated he may have been under the influence when, according to police, he used his government credentials to post personal information of some lawmakers at the height of the grueling Kavanaugh-nomination fracas, and broke into a senator’s office while threatening to release other information.
“These are serious offenses that were directed at one of the cornerstones of American democracy,” stated Assistant U.S. Attorney Demian Ahn.
Ahn explained that the staffer was “caught in the act” of breaking into Senator Maggie Hassan’s office. He had been working for the New Hampshire Democrat until being let go earlier in the year. Ahn explained that Cosko had worked as a tech staffer after earning his graduate degree in information technology.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.