Breaking everywhere, a former staffer of NH Senator Maggie Hassan,
Jackson Cosko, 27, was charged with making public restricted personal information, witness tampering, threats in interstate communication, unauthorized access of a government computer, identity theft, second-degree burglary and unlawful entry, although additional charges could be added.
Cosko most recently worked for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) but has also been a staffer with Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and former Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Fox News reported.
Another Hassan staffer, Caitlin Marriott, yelled “Mr. President, f— you!” across the Capitol Rotunda during a presidential visit.
The profane outburst that inspired a Capitol police investigation is 21-year-old Caitlin Marriott, who is interning in the office of Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH). According to multiple media reports, the Keene State (Class of ’19) student yelled out the profanity as President Trump arrived at the office of House Speaker Paul D. Ryan for talks on a proposed immigration compromise.
During a review of Mr. Obama’s Republican tax compromise with the Democrat caucus one Democrat House member was overheard expressing his distaste for the plan with the comment… “F…the president.”
And they call us unhinged.
So, what did Cosko “allegedly” do?
Last week, the Wikipedia pages of Sens. Mike Lee of Utah, Orrin Hatch of Utah and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina were altered to show their addresses, phone numbers and email address. The information was posted during an extraordinary hearing in which Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testified about Ford’s accusation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982. All three are GOP senators who are supportive of Kavanaugh.
Cosko has been charged with making public restricted personal information, witness tampering, threats in interstate communications, unauthorized access of a government computer, identity theft, second-degree burglary and unlawful entry. A bot that tracks edits to Wikipedia pages found that the changes were made from a computer on Capitol Hill on the House side.
The staffer is on his way to court. Maybe he can use the I had too many beers defense.