A former aide to Democratic Senator Maggie Hassan has just pleaded guilty to helping hide evidence of a crime.
It relates to the doxxing of Republican senators during the hearings for Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The Hill reports:
Ex-Hassan aide pleads guilty to helping hide evidence on leaking of GOP senators’ information
A former aide to Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) pleaded guilty to helping a former staffer enter a Senate office after hours while the staffer erased evidence indicating the staffer’s involvement in the doxxing of GOP senators supporting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.
Samantha Davis pleaded guilty Tuesday to aiding computer fraud and evidence tampering, Politico reported, and could face up to 18 months in prison under the law.
Prosecutors indicated in court documents that they will likely not seek prison time, according to Politico, but she could face time at a halfway house or home confinement at an upcoming sentencing hearing, details about which were not immediately available.
There was reportedly no evidence that Davis knew about her co-conspirator’s efforts to reveal personal information about Republican senators supporting Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Court, but Davis admitted she knew he was planning to tamper with computers after-hours.
Jackson Cosko, another Democrat aide who did the actual doxxing, pleaded guilty in April.
In April, Cosko pleaded guilty to five felonies, admitting that after being fired last year from his work as a systems administrator on Hassan’s staff, he repeatedly used a colleague’s key to enter the office, install keylogging equipment that stole work and personal email passwords, and downloaded a massive trove of data from Senate systems.
Cosko also acknowledged that after growing angry about the GOP’s handling of the Supreme Court nomination, he released home addresses and phone numbers of Sens. Lindsry Graham, Orrin Hatch, and Mike Lee on Wikipedia. After initial press coverage of that doxing, Cosko released information about Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Rand Paul.
Cosko said he’d received a victim impact statement only from Paul, who said the event caused fear to him and his family.
“It was a rather vicious offense,” Hogan said. “That was totally unjustified….We need to send a message out there. We need to have some deterrent and community understanding.”
Voters won’t forget how insane the left became during the Kavanaugh hearings.
It was a disgrace.