Who Is Samantha Davis? And How Is This Democrat Staffer Connected To Brett Kavanaugh?

WASHINGTON, DC. (THECOUNT) — Samantha Davis, 24, has become the second aide to Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H to be sentenced for her role in the doxxing effort of several prominent GOP senators, according to reports.

Davis was sentenced to two years of supervised probation with 200 hours of community service, with a suspended sentence of 180 days in prison. She was ordered to “stay away from [Hassan’s] office to include current and former staff, and to not use Tor or anonymized computer applications,” the Justice Department said in a statement.

Davis was a staff assistant in Hassan’s office from August 2017 until last December. She was fired after Capitol Police discovered her involvement in the so-called “doxxing” effort that took place during the highly contentious confirmation hearings for Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Jackson Cosko, who was charged as a co-conspirator, was previously sentenced and received four years in prison for his role in what prosecutors say was a scheme to post the home addresses and phone numbers of GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham, Mike Lee, and Rand Paul.

Via Fox News:

Prosecutors said Davis helped 27-year-old Jackson A. Cosko, another former Hassan aide who has pleaded guilty to five federal offenses (including two counts of making public restricted personal information, and one count each of computer fraud, witness tampering and obstruction of justice).

Prosecutors said that Davis was persuaded by Cosko to “wipe down” Senate computers he had hacked on Oct. 3, 2018, the morning after the break-in. That effort was unsuccessful because another employee was in the office early that morning. Cosko was arrested that same day.

Cosko admitted to using Davis’ keys to get into Hassan’s office the day before, and prosecutors said Davis “understood that Cosko needed the keys to unlawfully enter the senator’s office to access Senate computers” at the time, the DOJ said.

Davis was facing 18 months in prison under the law after she pleaded guilty to helping Cosko in the after-hours break-in of the Senate office. Prosecutors indicated at the time that they would likely not seek prison time for Davis.

Some on social media implicated Sen. Maggie Hassan directly in the doxxing:

“Since this aid to Sen. Maggie Hassan is GUILTY of doxxing, I believe the Senator herself is also GUILTY. Put BOTH of them in PRISON FOR BREAKING OUR LAWS,” said Gretchen Nethero on social media.

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Rand Paul On Released Memo “Congress MUST Rein In Surveillance State!”

Dr. Rand Paul calls for Congress to rein in “Surveillance State.”

Via Rand Paul press release: Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) issued the following statement after the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released its memo on alleged abuses by the FBI and the Department of Justice:

“While I applaud the release of this memo, I also call for Congress to take immediate action to help prevent such behavior in the future. It is imperative it start by listening to Americans who have expressed outrage over its disregard for the Fourth Amendment and reexamining the powers it reauthorized right before we learned of the memo. Continuing to ignore the Constitution will only guarantee that others fall victim to government abusing its domestic surveillance powers.”

Who Is Rene Boucher? And Why Did He Attack Rand Paul?

Rene Boucher, the man who attacked Rand Paul while he mow the lawn at his Kentucky home, lives next door to the Senator and was frequently seen walking his dogs with Paul.

Boucher is a successful anesthesiologist and pain specialist. He invented the “Therm-A-Vest,” a cloth vest partially filled with rice that when heated can be worn to relieve back pain.

For an unknown reason, Boucher tackled Paul from behind in broad daylight with such force, he broke five ribs and suffered lung contusions. A Senior Advisor for Paul said his injuries can be “life-threatening.”

Senior Adviser Doug Stafford said Paul had three displaced fractures, which can lead to life-threatening injuries. Rib and lung injuries can be among the most painful and recovery can take weeks to months. It’s unclear when the Republican will be able to return to work as he is in considerable pain, has trouble breathing and difficulty getting around, including traveling, Stafford said. Continue reading

Rand Paul Calls It Quits Gives Up Bid For Presidency

Rand Paul has officially dropped out of the race for the White House Wednesday morning after finishing fifth in the Iowa caucuses.

Paul, a first-term Kentucky senator, finished Iowa with only 4 percent of the vote. In comparison, his father, former Rep. Ron Paul finished third place finish four years ago.

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“It’s been an incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House,” Paul said in a statement. Continue reading

Donald Trump Face The Nation: I Don’t Have To Win It

GOP front runner, Donald Trump appeared on CBS “Face the Nation” downplaying Iowa caucus expectations, saying “I don’t have to win it.”

Trump then went on to launch into a critique of Ted Cruz.

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Trump hit Cruz on Goldman Sachs ties, saying the relationship ran against his “Robin Hood” image, while again emphasizing Cruz’s Canadian birth. Continue reading

Sarah Palin Appearance Scrubbed From Trump Rally

Sarah Palin was slated to appear at Donald Trump‘s Wednesday morning rally in Norwalk, Iowa, but the former GOP vice presidential candidate was a no-show.

Despite a press release touting her appearance, Palin was painfully absent. Some say the cancellation was due Track Palin’s arrest for domestic abuse, while others maintain Sarah was booted after a her eccentric Trump endorsement speech.

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The Trump campaign has refused to explain Palin’s absence, even going so far as to tell CNN, “Did it say she was going on stage?” Continue reading

NBCNEWS POLL: Trump More Than Doubles Lead With GOP Debate Performance

Democrat leaning NBC has declared Donald Trump the clear winner of the GOP debate saying the business man more than doubled his national lead in the Republican presidential race.

According to the results from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll Trump raised his lead to 33 percent of Republican primary voters.

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Trump is the first choice of 33 percent of national Republican primary voters – his highest percentage in the poll. Continue reading

LIVESTREAM: GOP Debate How To Watch

Nine Republican presidential candidates will take the stage tonight hoping to gain nods for the party’s presidential nomination. The event is taking place at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

The undercard starts at 5:30 PM est and the main event, featuring frontrunner Donald Trump, runner-up Ted CruzBen CarsonMarco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, John Kasich and Rand Paul, starts at 8:30 PM est. Wolf Blitzer is your moderator.

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Viewers can tune in to CNN at 8:30 pm E.T. for the primetime debate. Continue reading

Drudge Report Early Poll Results In: Who Won The GOP Debate?

So here we go again! And when we say “again” we mean Donald Trump is again the clear (early) winner of the ever trusty Drudge Report snap poll.

Other mentionables include Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Jeb Bush needed a strong showing tonight, however, according to Drudge’s polling numbers, that did not happen.

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If you’re wondering, Ted Cruz got the most air-time at just over 13 minutes. Continue reading