A former Senate aide charged with doxxing Republican senators and extorting a witness reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors in Washington after his wealthy and well-connected family brought in experts to talk about his mental health and the private supervision they could provide him.
A judge signaled that Jackson Cosko had allegedly taken large quantities of sensitive information from the Senate, but banned media from hearing the details. A hearing had been scheduled for Thursday, but on Tuesday, the court canceled it and indicated that a deal had been struck behind the scenes. A plea agreement hearing, where the deal is to be officially signed, was set for April 5.
During Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s September 2018 confirmation hearing, Cosko — a former IT aide who once managed Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan’s office computer accounts — allegedly posted to Wikipedia the home addresses of Republican senators who supported the Supreme Court justice.
Don’t try this at home, folks: you aren’t part of a wealthy and well-connected family and if you tried this, you’d be looking at many years in jail. It is only the Ruling Class which can get away with this – especially the liberal Democrat part of it (Republicans can’t skate quite as brazenly). And do realize this is Trump’s Justice Department which is allowing this vile person to get off with less than a wrist-slap. Which means that plenty of people at Justice don’t give a damn about Trump – they’re going to protect their buddies in the Ruling Class, come what may.
People will put up with a lot – as the Founders noted, people are disposed to suffer ills as long as they can. But what people find unendurable is a clear manifestation of injustice. If the regular folks feel that everyone is in the same boat, then a lot of things are allowed to slide. But if they start to perceive that some are in an entirely different boat and the rules don’t apply to them, then we get into a situation where the problem has to be rapidly corrected, or people will simply go outside the law to obtain justice…and that path leads to revolution.
I don’t think these idiots – and they are, truly, idiots – realize where this leads. Mommny and Daddy – clearly stupid people who don’t know anything about raising kids – are trying to protect their precious Jackson from the consequences of his evil deeds. But when regular folks see more and more cases where the connected get off, then what will happen to Mommy and Daddy’s precious, little child is that he’ll be strung up from a lamp post…right next to Mommy and Daddy. If they had the sense that God gave little, white mice they’d have let their kid go to jail for a while, because he deserved it. But that isn’t how corrupt and stupid Ruling Classes operate.
I hope Trump gets on this – and if I were him, I’d insist that no plea deal be entered without his sign off. Clearly, the Deep State is going on as if Trump means nothing: that he’ll be gone one day and it’ll all be back to normal. But Trump has a chance to nip this and establish justice and thus ensure domestic tranquility. If the opportunity is missed, then eventually people are going to get killed over things like this.