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‘Self-Righteous’: Dem Staffer Headed To Prison As Prosecutors Look To Make Example Of Him
Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 6-19-19 | Luke Rosiak

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 Democrat’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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This is one "little wise guy" who thought the government computer systems were his private domain for revenge and harassment, who will now have four years in prison to contemplate just how smart he is. The delicious part is, even his wealthy parents couldn't buy his way out of jail.

Read the article to get a sense for just how arrogant and self-righteous this jerk is.

1 posted on 06/19/2019 4:11:36 PM PDT by bigbob
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Cosko admitted he stole the New Hampshire Democrat’s data out of revenge for being fired, then used it to doxx Republicans during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings.

Is that what was in the envelope Sheila Jackson-Lee handed off during those hearings?

2 posted on 06/19/2019 4:14:58 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux - The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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3 posted on 06/19/2019 4:15:19 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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4 posted on 06/19/2019 4:16:59 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: bigbob

sentenced to four years
https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3758067/posts


5 posted on 06/19/2019 4:19:44 PM PDT by Pollard (If you don't understand what I typed, you haven't read the classics.)
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To: Liz

He’s going to get turned out in 30 seconds.


6 posted on 06/19/2019 4:20:38 PM PDT by The Toll
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ROTTEN DEMOCRAPS----Cosco is son of a millionaire San Francisco developer
<><> daddy is a supporter of (gag) Bernie Sanders......
<><> daddy has ties to Californians Di/Fi and House Speaker Nanzi Pelosi.
<><> sonny worked for the odious Sheila Jackson Lee
7 posted on 06/19/2019 4:20:59 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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Prosecutors dismissed arguments by Cosko’s team of attorneys that drugs were behind the defendant’s behavior and that high-end counseling and treatment paid for by his parents could cure it.

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.

8 posted on 06/19/2019 4:20:59 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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ROTTEN DEMOCRAPS----Cosco is son of a millionaire San Francisco developer
<><> daddy is a supporter of (gag) Bernie Sanders......
<><> daddy has ties to Californians Di/Fi and House Speaker Nanzi Pelosi.
<><> sonny worked for the odious Sheila Jackson Lee
9 posted on 06/19/2019 4:20:59 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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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 office’s 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.


10 posted on 06/19/2019 4:21:36 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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Whatever became of the Hassan brothers?


11 posted on 06/19/2019 4:22:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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Hassan hired Cosko as an IT administrator “entrusted with access to all of the computer systems and data in the Senator’s office,” even though he had a prior criminal record, ...


12 posted on 06/19/2019 4:26:21 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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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 Kavanaugh’s 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 Hassan’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


13 posted on 06/19/2019 4:26:41 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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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.


14 posted on 06/19/2019 4:27:03 PM PDT by lizma2
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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.


15 posted on 06/19/2019 4:27:22 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: Liz

a productive afternoon ;-)


16 posted on 06/19/2019 4:28:07 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: Liz

He looks like a twink.


17 posted on 06/19/2019 4:29:58 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Worry ends where faith begins.)
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To: bigbob

So, who is his daddy?


18 posted on 06/19/2019 4:32:46 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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Ah, daddy is Greg Cosko...of Hathaway Dinwiddie


19 posted on 06/19/2019 4:36:17 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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The Senate later realized that it was still being spied on only because Cosko informed government agents of the devices, the memo says. Police still have been unable to detect the devices’s WiFi signals, making it impossible to rule out that they aren’t plugged in elsewhere in Congress.

Seriously?

20 posted on 06/19/2019 4:37:20 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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