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Old 06-19-2019, 10:52 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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‘Self-Righteous’: Dem Staffer Headed To Prison As Prosecutors Look To Make Example Of Him For Politically-Motivated Crimes

  • A former Democratic congressional aide who doxxed Republican senators during a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh will be sentenced to prison Wednesday.
  • Former computer administrator Jackson Cosko carried out what prosecutors said was the largest known data theft in Senate history and used it to blackmail a witness, to plot to extort a senator and to threaten others.
  • He left operational spy devices on the Senate network that went undetected by police even after he was arrested and his plot was discovered, prosecutors said.
  • Prosecutors are seeking to make an example of Cosko for criminally attacking people who disagreed with him politically, citing a rise in such incidents.


https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/19/d...h-doxx-prison/
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:11 AM
 
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These do not appear to be politically motivated at all. They appear personal. He was fired by the person he targeted. Charges appear to be valid and a sentence earned but the idea that this was political does not seem to be the case.

In documents submitted as part of today’s plea, Cosko admitted that he was angry about being fired in May 2018 as a systems administrator in Sen. Maggie Hassan’s office.

https://www.rollcall.com/news/congre...y-faces-prison.

You can legitimately call him a Dem staffer but his problems appear personal.
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:19 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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These do not appear to be politically motivated at all. They appear personal. He was fired by the person he targeted. Charges appear to be valid and a sentence earned but the idea that this was political does not seem to be the case.

In documents submitted as part of today’s plea, Cosko admitted that he was angry about being fired in May 2018 as a systems administrator in Sen. Maggie Hassan’s office.

https://www.rollcall.com/news/congre...y-faces-prison.

You can legitimately call him a Dem staffer but his problems appear personal.



Democrat Sen. Hassan fires him, so his retaliation..... is to dox Republican Senators. Oh-tay.
That is some wicked spinmaster crap, right there.
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:11 PM
 
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Democrat Sen. Hassan fires him, so his retaliation..... is to dox Republican Senators. Oh-tay.
That is some wicked spinmaster crap, right there.
yeah, that makes no sense at all. desperate flailing.

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“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.
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:19 PM
 
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Doxing is wrong on so many levels. Bad to whoever it is done!
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:21 PM
 
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Democrat Sen. Hassan fires him, so his retaliation..... is to dox Republican Senators. Oh-tay.
That is some wicked spinmaster crap, right there.
Seems to be a personal issue. A postal employee that shoots up the office after getting fired didn't do so because of the post office.

He did so because of personal issues.
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:22 PM
 
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Doxing is wrong on so many levels. Bad to whoever it is done!
A jail sentence most certainly seems appropriate.
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:30 PM
 
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Seems to be a personal issue. A postal employee that shoots up the office after getting fired didn't do so because of the post office.

He did so because of personal issues.
If it were personal about being fired it would be against those who fired him - his democrat boss, not republicans. Just like a postal employee goes after his work place.
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:35 PM
 
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Seems to be a personal issue. A postal employee that shoots up the office after getting fired didn't do so because of the post office.

He did so because of personal issues.


So, it started as a personal issue...then he admitted to making it political...you did read the article, yes?


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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.
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Old 06-19-2019, 03:07 PM
 
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If it were personal about being fired it would be against those who fired him - his democrat boss, not republicans. Just like a postal employee goes after his work place.
Yes, he may go after his co-workers as opposed to those who actually fired him. None of the kids Adam Lanza killed ever did a thing to him.
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