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Sheila Jackson Lee (and Former Feinstein) Staffer Arrested for Doxxing Republican Senators

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:15 am

Not good:

U.S. Capitol Police arrested a staffer in the office of Houston Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee for allegedly posting personal information about one or more senators involved in the hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Jackson A. Cosko, 27, faced charges Wednesday of making public, or “doxing,” restricted information, unauthorized access of a government computer, burglary, and other violations of federal law.

Funny thing about this alleged miscreant: he used to work for Senator Feinstein.

Senior congressional sources tell Fox News that Cosko most recently worked as an unpaid intern for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas. He previously worked with Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and former Democratic 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, as well as with at least one other unnamed lawmaker. A LinkedIn page with Cosko’s name on it describes him as a “Democratic Political Professional & Cybersecurity Graduate Student.”

This comes at a time when bad people at leftist publications urge the public to stalk Republican senators and treat them as evil:

And that in turn comes at a time when people shoot Republicans because they believe them to be evil.

[Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.]

50 Responses to “Sheila Jackson Lee (and Former Feinstein) Staffer Arrested for Doxxing Republican Senators”

  1. Ding.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  2. This is fascinating. People like SJL have been just as over the top (if not more) than DJT. So for her to get all tough with him is amazingly ironic. Yet none dare criticize her. But…when one of *her* staff does this?


    And this is the result of all the over the top rhetoric. If you demonize and dehumanize your opponents, why, then it is okay to do whatever is necessary to eliminate them.

    By any means necessary.

    Simon Jester (c8876d)

  3. The mists that conceal the future from the sight of ordinary men are parting for me! I see … I see … I see … Sheila Jackson Lee pulling the race card in 10, 9, 8, 7 ….

    nk (dbc370)

  4. This is the logical result of when a partisan hack views his/her political opponents as enemies. Today, it’s mostly coming from one party but not exclusively.

    Paul Montagu (c7580b)

  5. Really how many congressman and their families have been attacked just this preceding year.

    As for dixxing

    Narciso (d1f714)

  6. Ask Michael Steele, now the awan bros may have shipped the whole archive to Islamabad or beirut.

    Narciso (d1f714)

  7. Byron York
    Sen. Feinstein on FBI Kavanaugh report: ‘The most notable part of this report is what’s not in it.’
    __ _

    Ed Morrissey
    Yeah, corroboration.
    __ _

    Michael Morris
    Maybe Fusion GPS could whip up a “Kavanaugh Dossier” in a few days, is that what Feinstein is looking for?
    __ _

    The most notable part of the report is, without comey, macabe and strozk, you can’t get the FBI to issue a report that says whatever you want it to.

    harkin (f2bc98)

  8. The police had better make this punk talk. We need this Congress critter in the crowbar hotel. The police need to start doing a better job of protecting our side. The alternative is policing the left with hardware. The madness will not end well.

    mg (0a8fd4)

  9. Someone’s going to get killed and then the Democrats and liberal media will look around and say that they aren’t responsible and can’t imagine why anyone thinks so.

    Rochf (877dba)

  10. sheila’s lil poopsy-cakes here used wikipedia to do his doxxing

    and the sleazy founder of wikipedia Jimmy Wales is all up into the #resistance

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  11. i wonder how it was that Maxine Waters was fingered initially

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  12. Who was it that said this was fake news… was it Tillman?

    Video at the link…
    “Signs ripped up in anger. Chants of “we believe survivors.” Furious finger pointing.

    A large group of students became enraged Tuesday afternoon by a pro-Brett Kavanaugh tabling effort at the University of Texas at Austin put together by its Young Conservatives of Texas chapter. A crowd of furious students encircled the group and yelled at its members while chanting obscenities and destroying their signs.

    The conservative group had decided to set up a “Confirm Kavanaugh” display in an effort to show support for the embattled U.S. Supreme Court judge nominee and argue for the need for corroborating evidence, said student Anthony Dolcefino, vice chairman of the group.

    They drew up signs stating phrases such as “#MeToo gone #TooFar,” “KavaNotGuilty” and “No Campus Kangaroo Courts in Congress.” They also put up a “Change My Mind” sign, a call to debate peers.

    “We did want people to talk to us, but unfortunately it’s hard to do that when you have an angry mob ripping our signs and screaming in our faces,” Dolcefino told The College Fix in a telephone interview Tuesday.”

    Colonel Haiku (3ad005)

  13. Well, damn. I hoped from the headline that there were two arrests and that Rep. Jackson Lee was one of them. The odds of him doing this without her knowing? I don’t know.

    Long ago, my kids went to school at River Oaks Elementary — the crown jewel elementary school of the Houston ISD — with her kid. They liked her kid okay. But the Right Honorable Congresswoman had a terrible reputation at the school for being outrageously unreasonable in the special privileges she demanded and her propensity to fly off the handle and dress down teachers and administrators over things not at all their fault, such that even the kids at the school all knew about it.

    Of course, the federal courts still consider themselves bound by the Civil Rights Act of 1965 to guarantee that her seat be rigidly protected in every gerrymander through perpetuity, because Texas joined the Confederacy and then perpetuated Jim Crow, like the rest of the Old South. Her life appointment is safer by far than Brett Kavanaugh’s will be if he’s confirmed.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  14. 11… c’mon… haven’t had breakfast yet.

    Colonel Haiku (3ad005)

  15. Don’t feel too bad about gerrymandering in Texas, Beldar. We’re the Land of Lincoln and we have one district which is like a horseshoe laid down in the middle of Chicago to get all the Hispanic votes, and another like a snake along the North Shore of Lake Michigan to get all the Jewish votes. The first was created for Luis Gutierrez and the second for Sidney Yates.

    nk (dbc370)

  16. @ nk: Thanks. My only quibble with your prognostication in #3 is that I’ve never heard Jackson Lee demonstrate an ability to count up to 10, much less down from it, nor have I ever known her to exert even 10 seconds’ restraint in pulling the race card. She lives the race card; it’s out 24/7/365.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  17. I’m glad this happened.
    Not he Doxing, the very quick and public resolution of who was behind it.

    This little wienie needs to go find a job further away from the public trust.

    Time123 (53ef45)

  18. Maxine had her day (a long, long, long time ago) if photos’ in my neighbors’ old Ebony magazines for Top 100 blah blah blah were any indication. But of course, despite being close to a “Redbone”, Mad Maxine doesnt pass the swarthy test.

    And nk, I’d gladly live without the 4th district if they could make the 3 black districts into 2. Its about time one of my peeps “earned” the Bill Foster (Joliet-Aurora) or Dan Lipinski area outright.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  19. Ever notice how the dirty, often illegal tricks are nearly always employed by the Left?

    Colonel Haiku (3ad005)

  20. Check out the various headlines on all the stories about this on your favorite news aggregator. Where Cosko is not a mere intern he’s an ex-staffer or a former staffer.

    nk (dbc370)

  21. Cosko looks like a 1970s day job Paul Reubens.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  22. @19. Watergate’s Donald Segretti would likely agree.

    Braking – Heidi Heitkamp voting ‘no’ on Kavanaugh.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  23. If the RNC is doing its job, Jackson Cosko should be the most famous Democrat in the country by election day, with Mazie Hirono and Cosko’s former employers as a close second.

    M Scott Eiland (b16b32)

  24. Braking – Heidi Heitkamp voting ‘no’ on Kavanaugh.

    Enjoy landing without a parachute on Election Day, Heidi.

    M Scott Eiland (b16b32)

  25. Enjoy landing without a parachute on Election Day, Heidi.

    This tells me she’s going to lose regardless. She’s already down by 12.

    Paul Montagu (c7580b)

  26. the larger the senate majority the R’s have, and the fewer rape hoax cheerleaders like Jeff Flake and Lisa Murkowski they have, the better chance President Trump will have of finding nominees going forward

    but there’s still gonna be a LOT of people who flat out take a hard pass after watching Mr. Kavanaugh get slimed by this sick Feinstein Flake Murkowski rape hoax

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  27. There is a line that can be crossed w/this kind of encounter from either side w/a differing POV. However, given how the system is currently structured, it’s understandable. Chances are any of these congresscritters would welcome – or endure- a face to face from a big donor waving a check or a lobbyist w/deep pockets. An average citizen- a voter- not so much. Case in point- years ago, just as a citizen, made a call to my congresscritter in Washington asking him to vote ‘yes’ for funding a NASA project in dispute. A staffer answered, barked ‘who is this’ and hung up. Startled, called again. Another answered, asked, ‘who do you represent?’ ‘Me– I’m as constituent’ says I. They hung up again. Suspect if I’d said Boeing the response would have been different. Inked a letter about it to the congressman. An apology arrived in the mail weeks later– long after the vote was taken. But the encounter reinforced the suspicion that as individual voters, your input doesn’t matter much- only your vote on election day.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  28. This tells me she’s going to lose regardless. She’s already down by 12.

    Yep, she’s setting up her MSNBC sinecure.

    M Scott Eiland (b16b32)

  29. The internships are telling. Most folks get an education and get a job. If you can afford to work for months or years for free, with super access to power, it means you’re wealthy. This is a person of great privilege who is attacking basically democracy. Millions of voters who have to work to feed their families elected Republicans, so this elitist kid decided to interfere with that.

    One thing that is very clear: people working in these offices will leak private information to get a ruthless edge. Feinstein’s office is under suspicious (really more than just suspicion) for betraying Ford’s confidence to bring her allegations to the latest and most dramatic ambush. She said she didn’t investigate the matter, then immediately changed her mind unrealistically to follow the “deny deny deny” model of defense.

    I think Feinstein should be sitting in the same chair Kavanaugh was and answering some questions about an FBI investigation.

    Dustin (ba94b2)

  30. 28… she’s prepping to assume the “high-plains drifter” mercenary role…

    Colonel Haiku (3ad005)

  31. Has we even established that the two activists who confronted Flake are actual “survivors” of sexual assault? Or does that even matter anymore.

    Milliser’s tweet seems to indicate that cornering and terrorizing Republicans


    so do it! The truth doesn’t matter.

    Patricia (3363ec)

  32. If you haven’t seen it yet, the GOP presser just now… Grassley is on fire!

    Finally…finally, they’re stiffening up their spines.

    whembly (b9d411)

  33. SJL and Texas Republicans actually have an arrangement, set up back in 2011, so that Shelia gets a safe district carved out in the Houston area … but at the expense of possible Latino-majority Democratic districts. The remaining Blue areas around Houston are carved up among the other districts, allowing most of those to remain in Republican hands (it’s something the Democrats yell about in abstract, but not in specifics, because to do that would be to go after Lee as being complicit with the arrangement).

    John (c7bcb1)

  34. Its called hardball get used to it snowflakes! good government establishment liberal punching bags have been discredited. democrat base says your right conservatives. clinton, schemer, pelosi and fienstein are phony hippocrite limousine liberal corporate stooges! when kavenaugh voted on court they are thru. fienstein may lose to radical lefty as angry democrats will come out of the wood work to vote!

    lany (8e2ce2)

  35. I hear Flake is wavering again. Any Republican dependent entity that gives that spineless idiot a job after this if he folds needs to be shunned and boycotted into bankruptcy.

    M Scott Eiland (b16b32)

  36. More regarding the new poster child for what we could expect from a Democratic majority:

    A Democratic congressional intern accused of publishing the private information of at least three Republican lawmakers allegedly threatened to leak senators’ childrens’ health information if a witness told anyone about his activities.

    Jackson Cosko, who recently worked as an unpaid intern for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, was arrested for allegedly posting the personal information (or “doxxing”) of a number of senators including Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah on Wikipedia — with information such as their home addresses and phone numbers. Graham, Lee and Hatch’s information was published on Thursday.

    This little cockroach is starting to make David Brock look like a choirboy.

    M Scott Eiland (b16b32)

  37. He will get all black jury in d.c. remember hinckley black jury.

    lany (8e2ce2)

  38. David Brock roriginally was contracted to write abook aboutte Anita Hill leak. HE switched that to a book about Anita Hill herself. Now the thing is, Bill and Hillary Clinton probably had a lot to do with that leak.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  39. Schumer is whining about there being only one copy of the report–I bet their phones are being confiscated in the room, too. Sorry Chuckie–you’re going to have to lie from memory to your media accomplices.

    M Scott Eiland (b16b32)

  40. Democrat base won’t put up with establishment democrat senators B.S. stop kavenaugh or you are thru! democrat base will primary you and put in leftys who will remove kavenaugh from office the first day they take power. no more corporate stook democrats!

    lany (8e2ce2)

  41. Democrat base won’t put up with establishment democrat senators B.S. stop kavenaugh or you are thru! democrat base will primary you and put in leftys who will remove kavenaugh from office the first day they take power. no more corporate stook democrats!

    Good luck with that–and with learning how to count to 67.

    M Scott Eiland (b16b32)

  42. Flake wavers again.

    How can you waver when you have no beliefs, no principles, no values and no conscience?

    Bob the Builder (9af831)

  43. @41 when left takes over they will have impeachment votes as they will have presidency thru popular vote initiative and most republican senators will be in jail or re-education camp. the deep corporate state puts in establishment clinton type democrats like pelosi, fienstein and schumer to control democratic base they are now discredited. the ignorance of democratic politics here is astounding! you have punched out the democratic punching bags. alexandra ocasio-cortez NOT chelsey clinton will be who they will be running for president in 2024.

    lany (8e2ce2)

  44. Ah perry don’t ever change, koxko was willing to doxx the health records of children’s senators

    Narciso (05ee47)

  45. This little cockroach is starting to make David Brock look like a choirboy.
    M Scott Eiland

    So true. They will rue the day they started this war.

    Patricia (3363ec)

  46. OT- Beep, beep, beep: Happy 61st Birthday, Sputnik – and the birth of the Space Age, October 4, 1957.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  47. Had they given the redstone group a shot, it would have perm a footnote:

    narciso (d1f714)

  48. @47. But today you know why it was verboten by Ike; Soviet legitimization of overflight rights which cleared the way for Yankee Doodle Corona. And to placate the ‘spootniked’ public, NASA was born 60 years ago this week.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  49. You miss the point, a missile like the r 7 which carried the sputnik was a game changer

    Narciso (d1f714)

  50. 49. Actually, you did. Keep trying, though.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

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