Thursday, October 11, 2018

Cocktails & Popcorn: Her Flatulent Boviness Sheila Jackson Lee & Her Rogue Ass Crew Seem to Be Getting A Bit Messy

Oh, dear!

Her Flatulent Boviness, Sheila Jackson Lee and her compatriots, (a.k.a. Her Rogue Ass Crew), seem to be getting messy.

I wonder why?

Not really.

Democratic staffer accused of doxxing GOP senators denied bail

A former House Democratic staffer accused of posting personal information about a Republican senator online was ordered held without bail Tuesday ahead of his pending trial.

Suspect Jackson Cosko was denied bail.
 Jackson Cosko
Federal prosecutors say 27-year-old Jackson Cosko used his work login to post private information about Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, from a computer in a House of Representatives office during the Sept. 27 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Cosko was working as a staffer for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas. He had previously worked with Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and former Sen. Barbara Boxer of California. He also worked or interned with the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Cosko was arrested Oct. 3, one day after a staffer discovered him working on a computer in Hassan's Capitol Hill office, where Cosko was not authorized to be. According to a Capitol Police officer's affidavit, Cosko threatened the staffer who confronted him in an email message in which he threatened to leak emails, information about the health of senators' children and their Social Security numbers.

In denying Cosko bail, U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson said prosecutors had shown that no conditions could ensure the community's safety if the suspect was released.

Cosko has been charged with several federal and local crimes in the District of Columbia, including making public restricted personal information; threatening a witness; unlawfully accessing a government computer and burglary of a senatorial office. He pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday.

A trial date for Cosko has not yet been set.

The purported home addresses and phone numbers of Lee, Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Orrin Hatch were posted to their respective Wikipedia page soon after Graham defended Kavanaugh from the allegations against him. The edits were tracked and recorded by a Twitter bot that monitors changes made to Wikipedia entries by anyone located in the U.S. Congress.

Then, this happened...

Prosecutors: More evidence found in apartment of former Hassan staffer accused of 'doxing'

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday rejected any sort of pretrial release for a former congressional staffer accused of posting online the home addresses of Republican senators backing Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson ordered that Jackson Cosko remain in custody pending trial. Prosecutors had argued that Cosko, 27, posed a flight risk. No trial date has been set yet.

Cosko was arrested on Wednesday and charged with illegally accessing the personal information of five U.S. senators, and then posting that information on the senators' Wikipedia pages. He is also charged with threatening a witness who saw him in the act. The charges carry penalties of up to 20 years in prison.

Cosko was formerly employed as a systems administrator in the office of Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and allegedly used Hassan's computers to access the information.

According to court documents, Cosko fled after he was caught in Hassan's office by a staffer who knew him well. A few minutes later, he allegedly sent a threatening email to the staffer who caught him.

"If you tell anyone I will leak it all," the email read, according to court documents.
Prosecutors said investigators also found cocaine during a search of Cosko’s apartment.

Prosecutors said investigators found cocaine during a search of Jackson Cosko’s home.

According to court documents, police also found a to-do list of ways to hide his alleged crimes, including backing up files, mailing backup files, burning aliases and wiping down computers.
They also found a crumpled note containing a list of planned targets, along with an extensive collection of portable electronic storage devices.

Cosko left Hassan's office in May 2018. A spokesman for Hassan said, "He was asked to resign for failing to follow office procedures. We did not have reason to believe that he posed a risk."
Most recently, Cosko worked as an unpaid intern in the office of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas.

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