The personal information of Republican Senators Lindsey Graham, Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch was posted to Wikipedia Thursday during the hearing of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
The information, which included home addresses and phone numbers, was posted to the senators’ respective Wikipedia pages where users are allowed to made edits – all of which are logged by Wikipedia and include the editor’s IP address.
As a result of the information being made public, Sen. Hatch’s wife “has been receiving calls nonstop ON HER BIRTHDAY and their home address was made public,” according to Caleb Hull, director of content at the Republican technology firm Targeted Victory.
The IP address used to “doxx” the Senators was quickly traced back to the House of Representatives…
Upon further research, it appears that the IP address traces back to the office of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA).
Waters has come under fire for advocating that her Democratic followers form into mobs and physically confront members of the Trump administration if they see them in public.
The Democratic rep – who doesn’t live in the district she represents and paid her daughter $750,000 for Democratic fundraising activities, said to a crowd at a “Keep Families Together” rally on Saturday: “If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
Waters’ call to action came amid protests at the homes of Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen’s house, as well as White House aide Stephen Miller’s apartment, which makes the doxxing of GOP Senators all the more significant – especially if it came from Waters’ office.
White House spokesman Raj Shah wrote on Twitter that the leaked information was “outrageous.”