A Democratic Congressional Intern was arrested Wednesday after being accused of posting the personal information of at least one Republican senator during last week's hearing over the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
U.S. Capitol Police arrested Jackson Cosko, 27, and charged him with making restricted personal information public, witness tampering, threats in interstate communication, unauthorized access of a government computer, identity theft, second-degree burglary and unlawful entry. More charges could be filed against Cosko police said, as the investigation is still ongoing.
Senior congressional sources told Fox News that Cosko worked as an unpaid intern for several Senators and Representatives, most recently with Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas.
According to Fox News, Cosko previously worked with Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, and former Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer of California. He also worked or interned with the office of Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California.
Cosko's LinkedIn page allegedly describes him as a "Democratic Political Professional & Cybersecurity Graduate Student."
As the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Kavanuagh last Thursday, personal information of Sens. Lindsey Graham, Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch was posted on their Wikipedia pages.
The publication of the private information was caught by a 'Twitter bot that automatically tracks any changes made to Wikipedia entries from anyone located in the U.S. Congress and publicizes them on the social media site.'
The bot account deleted the tweets because the edits contained personal information. The bot later found out that whoever posted the information did it from a computer located in the House of Representatives.
One edit was a "home" phone number listed for Sen. Lindsey Graham which appeared to direct callers to the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL).
Cosko was allegedly busted Tuesday night working on a computer that did not belong to the office he was working for and was later arrested at his home the next day.
Capitol Hill security officials plan to scrub the computers in question.
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