Family Of Late SEAL Joins Lawsuit Over NSA Surveillance - FOX 13 News

Family Of Late SEAL Joins Lawsuit Over NSA Surveillance

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

There have been fresh filings in federal court in Washington, D.C., during the past weekend.

A class-action lawsuits list defendants such as the President, the National Security Agency and the Department of Justice.

Meanwhile, Philadelphia couple Charles and Mary Ann Strange, whose Navy SEAL son was killed in a 2011 Afghanistan chopper crash, have joined a lawsuit over the NSA's collection of Verizon phone records.

The plaintiffs are telling the media that they have been critical of the administration and feel that they are likely targets.

All of this is going on while the hunt for the 29 year old man responsible for the leak remains in hiding.

Rep. Tom McClintock said, "They don't have him yet, but it's under inquiry and they've got a full-time investigation. So I cannot tell you whether he -- well, they're looking for him."

The question remains if he should be extradited.

"Oh yeah," McClintock said. I don't think you can just make this passing as to, you know, just simply a case of intruding on people's privacy."

Senator Lindsey Graham said, "All I can tell you is this guy is not a patriot. In my opinion, he's a potential felon, and you shouldn't believe everything he tells you."

It's clear that lawmakers vary in their opinions of the whistle blower, either praising his efforts or calling him a traitor and a lawbreaker.

The answer that we don't have, at this time, is his location.

For example, if he's in China, will Chinese officials be willing to turn him over?

UPDATE: NSA leaker Snowden says he's not avoiding justice

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Suspect Arrested In Upper Merion Burglary, Home Invasion

    Suspect Arrested In Upper Merion Burglary, Home Invasion

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:05 AM EDT2014-07-23 05:05:55 GMT
    SkyFOX was over the scene in Upper Merion just after 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning where police say what started as a burglary turned into a home invasion.
    SkyFOX was over the scene in Upper Merion just after 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning where police say what started as a burglary turned into a home invasion.
  • 'Tuesday's Children' Remembers Family Members Lost To Terrorism

    'Tuesday's Children' Remembers Family Members Lost To Terrorism

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:35 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:35:22 GMT
    These children all share a common bond. They've all lost someone they love - because of terrorism.
    These children all share a common bond. They've all lost someone they love - because of terrorism.
  • Shoppers Get Sneak Peak Of New Target Store In King Of Prussia

    Shoppers Get Sneak Peak Of New Target Store In King Of Prussia

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:58:18 GMT
    Shoppers got a sneak peak of the mega Target store located by the King of Prussia mall on Tuesday.
    Shoppers got a sneak peak of the mega Target store located by the King of Prussia mall on Tuesday.
Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices