‘Self-Righteous:’ Dem Staffer Headed to Prison as Prosecutors Look to Make Example of Him for Politically-Motivated Crimes Against Republicans

Is real justice finally coming to the out of control element of politics?

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  • 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.

A former aide to Sen. Maggie Hassan and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is headed to prison Wednesday for what prosecutors said was the largest known data theft in Senate history.

The former aide, Jackson Cosko, pleaded guilty in April to crimes related to an unparalleled effort to ransack a Senate office, extorting a Democratic senator, illegally harming Republicans for their political views, and blackmailing a witness.

Prosecutors asked for nearly five years in prison for Cosko, a onetime congressional IT aide to Hassan. 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.

“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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Finally, someone from the Left who mis-uses the system to destroy Republicans is going to jail.  Now, will we at last see Lois Lerner from the IRS get convicted?  Not just moved into a new position so she can keep her job and cushy retirement package, but in jail, with an orange jumpsuit and free cable.  Will we see James Clapper, John Brennan, James Comey, and numerous others from the DOJ and FBI get convicted, too?  Not just resigned and retired and on the cash-cushy speaking circuit, but behind bars with Bubba.

I am afraid there will be a few low-level operatives like this Cosko character thrown to the wolves to make us think the swamp is finally getting cleaned up and becoming politically neutral.

Excuse my cynicism, but "citing a rise in such incidents" seems about 30+ years late. The article does not say what agency prosecuted Mr. Cosko. Should I hold my breath and hope it was D.O.J.? Or should we wait for the article that tells us that certain prosecutors involved in this case were re-assigned to Greenland? Or that the person being sentenced has a lot of "dirt" on someone, and this sentence is a warning. No, I'll take the high road and be thankful that someone/anyone of the anointed Left is facing justice, and leave it at that. 

Dim-wit Dem -- doxxed some well known and powerful Republicans. 4 yrs wonder just how long the idiot will actually serve. Still glad he is headed for prison. He may suffer a dox while there.

ONE question ...... Why would this guy Cosko , a former democratic aide, admit to stealing Democratic data out of revenge for being fired and then use it to doxx Republicans ... and not the Democrats who fired him ????? That is one sick individual which would explain the Kool-Aid drinkers in Washington who give freebies to illegals.

He was a staffer for Sheila Jackson Lee, she fired him. I can't recall but Lee I think picked him up from another Coska being pushed to resign from a dem senator.

I suppose the democrats had the data he needed to doxx the republicans.

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