American journalists and lawyers suspected the CIA of spying on them

American journalists and lawyers suspected the CIA of spying on them

American journalists and lawyers suspected the CIA of spying on them

  American journalists and lawyers suspected the CIA of spying on them

A lawsuit against the intelligence agency alleges that the agency illegally followed them during a visit to Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London

A group of journalists and lawyers sued against the CIA and its former director Mike Pompeo over suspicions that the intelligence agency followed them when they visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange while he was staying at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

The lawsuit alleges that The CIA, under Pompeo, violated the rights of American journalists and lawyers by allegedly spying on them. The plaintiffs include journalists Charles Glass and John Goetz and lawyers Margaret Kunstler and Deborah Hrbeck, who represented Assange.

“The United States Constitution protects American citizens from excessive actions by the US government, even when it comes to actions in a foreign embassy in another country,” said Richard Roth, the lead attorney representing the plaintiffs.

The CIA declined to comment on the lawsuit.

The agency is prohibited from collecting intelligence on American citizens, although some lawmakers have expressed suspicions that it maintains a secret repository of American communications data.