“Former head of the CIA Mike Pompeo has been served in a lawsuit for spying on journalists and lawyers who visited Wikileaks founder Julian Assange when he was an asylee at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

The other defendants in the lawsuit are the CIA, security company UC Global, and its director David Morales Guillen.

The complaint claims the defendants violated the plaintiff’s Fourth Amendment rights and claims that UC Global spied on Assange’s visitors on the behalf of the CIA and forced them to leave their electronic devices at the entrance, then copied and transferred data on the devices to the agency.

The plaintiffs include journalists John Goetz and Charles Glass, activist and human rights lawyer Margaret Ratner Kunstler, and lawyer Deborah Hrbek.”