Skip to comments.‘Self-Righteous’: Dem Staffer Headed To Prison As Prosecutors Look To Make Example Of Him
Posted on 06/19/2019 4:11:36 PM PDT by bigbob
A former aide to Sen. Maggie Hassan and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is headed to prison Wednesday for what prosecutors said was the largest known data theft in Senate history.
The former aide, Jackson Cosko, pleaded guilty in April to crimes related to an unparalleled effort to ransack a Senate office, extorting a Democratic senator, illegally harming Republicans for their political views, and blackmailing a witness.
Prosecutors asked for nearly five years in prison for Cosko, a onetime congressional IT aide to Hassan. Cosko admitted he stole the New Hampshire Democrats data out of revenge for being fired, then used it to doxx Republicans during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings.
The government believes that a significant sentence would help to make clear that difference of political opinion do not entitle people to engage in politically motivated, criminal attacks threatening elected officials with whom he disagrees, and would thereby encourage respect for the law, and deter future criminal conduct, prosecutors wrote.
New details emerged in their sentencing memo that made the case of Cosko the Bernie Sanders-supporting son of a millionaire San Francisco developer with ties to California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi even more shocking.
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Read the article to get a sense for just how arrogant and self-righteous this jerk is.
Is that what was in the envelope Sheila Jackson-Lee handed off during those hearings?
sentenced to four years
He’s going to get turned out in 30 seconds.
He's a victim, that's what. He's depraved on account of he's deprived.
They're gonna love you in general population, boy.
Even after Cosko was arrested and a computer was quarantined, Capitol Police and Senate employees did not realize that keylogger devices were plugged in to many of the offices computers, according to prosecutors. The devices continued to beam every keystroke including passwords to personal and business accounts over a WiFi signal that could be accessed from the public hallway.
Whatever became of the Hassan brothers?
Hassan hired Cosko as an IT administrator entrusted with access to all of the computer systems and data in the Senators office, even though he had a prior criminal record, ...
Second ex-Senate staffer charged in aiding doxxing of GOP senators
The Hill ^ | 6-19-19 | Zack Budryk
FR Posted on 6/19/2019, 7:17:36 PM by bigbob
A second ex-aide to Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) has been charged in connection with the leaking of Republican senators personal information during Justice Brett Kavanaughs Supreme Court confirmation hearings last year, according to Politico.
Samantha Deforest Davis was charged Wednesday with evidence tampering and aiding and abetting computer fraud, according to the publication, and is expected to plead guilty to the two misdemeanors.
Another former aide to Hassan, Jackson Cosko, is facing more than four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to felony charges involving copying sensitive data and publishing the home addresses and phone numbers of Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), as well as then-Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).
Davis, whose office keys Cosko used to access Hassans office after being fired, allegedly did not give Cosko permission to use the keys the first time but later loaned him the keys and agreed to wipe his fingerprints from office computers, according to Politico.
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“Read the article to get a sense for just how arrogant and self-righteous this jerk is.”
Our whole system is arrogant and self-righteous! So is our media.
I thought “the swamp” was a few congress critters. WRONG. Mr. T is exposing how deep the muck goes.
You probably mean the Awan brothers, and I think a lot of people would like to know. Luke Rosiak was all over that story, and hopefully he will keep digging. It reeked of a cover-up to protect members of Congress just like the sex harassment files.
a productive afternoon ;-)
He looks like a twink.
So, who is his daddy?
Ah, daddy is Greg Cosko...of Hathaway Dinwiddie
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