Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Rand Paul says he is filing a class-action lawsuit against the Obama administration over the data-collection policies of the National Security Agency. And on his campaign website, he’s urging Americans to join the lawsuit, in his words, “to stop Barack Obama’s NSA from snooping on the American people.”
In an interview airing Friday night on the Fox News show “Hannity,” the Kentucky Republican tells host Eric Bolling that he believes everyone in the U.S. with a cellphone would be eligible to join the class-action suit.
Paul says that people who want to join the suit are telling the government that it can’t have access to emails and phone records without permission or without a specific warrant.
Paul says the lead lawyer in the suit is Virginia’s former attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli.
Here’s the clip from Fox News via YouTube:
This story has been updated to reflect the fact that Eric Bolling hosted Friday night’s “Hannity” program.