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This year’s crop of congressional interns are not fucking around: First, there was 21-year-old Caitlin Marriott, who screamed “Fuck you!” to Donald Trump at the White House in June. Now we have 27-year-old Jackson A. Cosko, an intern for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, who allegedly doxxed Sens. Lindsey Graham, Orrin Hatch, and Mike Lee during the Ford-Kavanaugh hearing last Thursday.

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Turns out doxxing a public official is highly illegal, and he has been arrested by Capitol Hill police on charges of “making public restricted personal information, witness tampering, second-degree burglary, threatening interstate communications, unauthorized use of a government computer, identity theft and unlawful entry,” per NPR. Goddamn, dude.

Cosko published the cell phone numbers, addresses, and other personal information of the Senators on Wikipedia. “Senator Hatch and a number of other Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee were targeted after they questioned Judge Kavanaugh,” Hatch spokesperson Matt Whitlock confirmed to Gizmodo.

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Ironically, Cosko was studying cybersecurity policy and compliance as a graduate student at George Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Police told Politico that the investigation is ongoing “and additional charges may be forthcoming.”

Prachi Gupta is a senior reporter at Jezebel.

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