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Jackson A. Cosko, Democratic operative, charged with ‘doxxing’ senators

U.S. Capitol Police said Wednesday they have arrested a man they believe responsible for stealing and releasing personal information of senators online.

Police charged Jackson A. Cosko, 27, with threats, witness tampering, unauthorized access of a government computer, identity theft, burglary, unlawful entry and publicizing restricted personal information. The charges include both federal and local offenses.

Jackson Cosko has a LinkedIn profile saying he’s a Democratic operative who worked in the Senate until earlier this year. Online records show he was a legislative correspondent for Sen. Maggie Hassan.

Jackson Cosko was also listed earlier this month on a letter as a staff contact in the office of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Texas Democrat.

Several senators have had personal information such as their home address and cell numbers released online in recent weeks as Democrats have tried to rally liberal activists to pressure lawmakers into opposing the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Senators affected include Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sens. Lindsey Graham, Orrin G. Hatch and Mike Lee.

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