By J. D. Heyes

Washington has always attracted and often rewarded shady characters and shady behavior, but it’s becoming patently obvious that the Democratic Party is most responsible for turning our nation’s capital into a cesspool of corruption.

The Daily Caller’s ace investigative reporter Luke Rosiak has, for more than a year, been covering theft of lawmaker data by a team of Pakistani nationals who served as information technology (IT) workers for dozens of Democratic lawmakers. 

The theft of data has been dismissed by the fake news Left-wing media as nothing more than a hiccup — a misunderstanding at best, but certainly not the intelligence coup that Rosiak has exposed. However, were we to believe those frequently ‘mistaken’ outlets, we’d all still be preparing for a Hillary Clinton presidency…someday.

Plus, the story would not still be unfolding — as it is.

On Wednesday, Rosiak introduced the latest chapter in Democrat-related IT data theft, and while it isn’t the foreign intelligence coup associated with the Pakistani nationals, it is, politically, just as sinister:

A second former aide to Sen. Maggie Hassan is implicated in former IT staffer Jackson Cosko’s massive data-theft scheme that was ultimately used to “intimidate” Republican senators by “doxxing” them during a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, prosecutors said.

Samantha G. DeForest-Davis, at the time a staff assistant to Hassan, was the aide who allegedly helped Cosko conduct his scheme, a source with knowledge of the situation told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Court records show a case naming her has been opened, and the source confirmed it relates to her alleged role in the data theft.

Rosiak reports that DeForest-Davis has filed an affidavit to see if she’s eligible for a court-appointed public defender, but so far she’s not been charged with any crimes.

Meanwhile, Cosko pleaded guilty last week to plotting what federal prosecutors say was “an extraordinarily extensive data-theft scheme, copying entire network drives, sorting and organizing sensitive data, and exploring ways to use that data to his benefit.”

He also admitted that he stole tens of thousands of documents and emails from Hassan’s office, along with credit card data and Social Security numbers that belong to Senate staffers.

In addition, the information Cosko stole “included a master list of senators’ private information that Cosko posted to Wikipedia out of ‘anger’ at Republicans during the Supreme Court nomination hearings, prosecutors said,” Rosiak reported (which should also prove to you that Wikipedia is every bit as phony a source of information as we have always said it was).

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According to prosecutors, Cosko’s months-long string of data theft began after he was fired in May 2018 via a series of late-night burglaries that occurred between July and October of last year.

He was fired for some sort of misconduct that Hassan, a New Hampshire Democrat, has elected not to explain. According to records, he was hired soon after by Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee of Texas, though Rosiak says her office hasn’t said whether they received a reference from Hassan’s personnel staff.

As for DeForest-Davis, at one time she was listed as being on Hassan’s payroll making a slurry of $43,000 at the time of the alleged burglaries but is no longer on staff. She allegedly provided Cosko with the keys to Hassan’s office.

As for Hassan, she’s a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, so certainly she would have access to sensitive — likely even classified — data.



Rosiak noted: “Working with the accomplice, he orchestrated a series of break-ins from July to October 2018, installing ‘keyloggers’ that captured every keystroke on six Hassan computers and sorted information into folders such as one marked ‘high value,’ prosecutors said.”

Congress has a massive data leak problem, and it seems to be confined to Democrats and their staffs.

A version of this story first appeared at NewsTarget.

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