Staffer accused of doxing GOP senators faces nearly 50 years in prison. His statement is beyond ironic.

The former Democrat staffer/intern arrested this week for sharing the personal information of several senators to the Internet reportedly faces half a century behind bars if convicted.

Jackson Cosko, 27, faces 50 years total for a slew of federal offenses, including sharing personal information publicly, issuing threats in interstate communication, accessing a federal computer without authorization, identity theft and witness tampering.

Some of these offenses stem from actions he took during Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony to Congress on Sept. 27. That afternoon he used a House computer to illegally share the cell phone numbers and home addresses of Sens. Lindsey Graham, Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch to Wikipedia.

Authorities later traced the post to the House’s wired network and then to Cosko’s account using the IP address logged by Wikipedia. They arrested him this past Wednesday.

Prior to his arrest, he’d worked as an unpaid fellow with Rep. Sheila Jackson’s office. Her office reportedly terminated the fellowship promptly after his arrest. Reports revealed that he also used to work for former Sen. Barbara Boxer and current Sens. Maggie Hassan and Dianne Feinstein.

Cosko’s other offenses stemmed from him threatening one of Sen. Hassan staff members. When the staff member reportedly caught him at the senator’s office illegally using one of her computers, the staff member confronted him, forcing him to leave.

Later that day he sent a threatening email to the staff member that read as follows: “If you tell anyone I will leak it all. Emails signal conversations gmails. Senators children’s health information and socials.”

In a statement to Fox News issued Friday, his attorney, Brian Stolarz, denied these allegations, saying, “Jackson Cosko is innocent until proven guilty, and we intend to challenge the charges.”

Social media users were struck by the irony of Stolarz’ statement. While the authorities have not named an official motivation for Cosko’s behavior, many suspect he took action against Graham, Lee and Hatch over their outspoken defense of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

This is ironic because the left have condemned Kavanaugh for the alleged sexual assault of three women, despite there being no evidence to corroborate their claims.

According to liberals, Americans should simply #BelieveAllWomen. Conservatives disagree with this philosophy because they argue evidence should be believed, not mere accusations. In other words, anyone accused of a crime should remain innocent unless proven guilty.

And yet …

Social media users were also  unsympathetic toward Cosko in regard to his potential prison sentence:


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