Sen. Rand Paul is planning to file a class action lawsuit against President Barack Obama over National Security Agency surveillance programs.
Paul will sue President Obama, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, NSA Director Keith Alexander and FBI Director James Comey.
The lead counsel in the case is former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who lost his bid for governor last year.
"I am filing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama because he has publicly refused to stop a clear and continuing violation of the 4th Amendment. The Bill of Rights protects all citizens from general warrants," Paul said in a statement.
Paul is planning a press conference for Wednesday.
First published February 11 2014, 2:05 PM
Kasie Hunt has covered politics for NBC News since January 2013. Hunt came to NBC News from The Associated Press, where she served as a national political reporter. As one of the organizationâ€™s lead campaign trail reporters, Hunt covered the Republican primary field and nominee Mitt Romney, eventually following the Romney campaign nearly full time from December 2011 through election day.
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Prior to joining the AP, Hunt covered the 2010 mid-term elections and the emerging GOP presidential primary race as a national political reporter for POLITICO. Earlier, she covered health care, education, and labor policy for National Journalâ€™s CongressDaily, where she closely followed the Affordable Care Act from inception to passage. She began her journalism career as an intern with the NBC News political unit.
Hunt has appeared regularly on numerous television programs, including MSNBCâ€™s â€œThe Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd,â€ â€œNOW with Alex Wagner,â€ and â€œHardball with Chris Matthews,â€ as well as NBCâ€™s â€œThe Chris Matthews Show.â€
Hunt is a graduate of George Washington University and holds a masterâ€™s degree in sociology from the University of Cambridge, where she was a member of St Johnâ€™s College.