News

FBI Raids Democrat Politician’s Home Over Hack Of Tucker Carlson: Report

   DailyWire.com
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: Fox News host Tucker Carlson discusses 'Populism and the Right' during the National Review Institute's Ideas Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. Carlson talked about a large variety of topics including dropping testosterone levels, increasing rates of suicide, unemployment, drug addiction and social hierarchy at the summit, which had the theme 'The Case for the American Experiment.' (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

An FBI raid on the home of a local Tampa Bay politician and her blogger husband is reportedly connected to a federal criminal investigation into a hack of former Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s show.

The FBI raided the home of leftist blogger Tim Burke and his wife, far-Left Tampa City Council member Lynn Hurtak, earlier this month, but did not disclose any details.

The Tampa Bay Times reported that it obtained a letter that federal prosecutors sent to Fox News that described “an ongoing criminal probe into computer hacks at the company, including unaired video from Tucker Carlson’s show.”

While the letter does not mention Burke, multiple sources familiar with the matter told the publication that the raid of the home is connected with the alleged hacks of Fox News.

The investigation centers around the leak of unaired footage of Carlson’s interview with now-disgraced rapper Kanye West and numerous video leaks in recent weeks that were published by the leftist organization Media Matters.

The letter said that Vice News, which published the Kanye West clips; Media Matters; and Fox News employees were not accused of any wrongdoing in the investigation.

Burke has gone radio silent ever since the raid and has largely stopped posting content online.

The report said that the letter outlined numerous federal statutes that may have been violated, including unauthorized computer access, interception of communications, conspiracy, and other crimes.

This is a breaking news story; refresh the page for updates. 

Got a tip worth investigating?

Your information could be the missing piece to an important story. Submit your tip today and make a difference.

Submit Tip
The Daily Wire   >  Read   >  FBI Raids Democrat Politician’s Home Over Hack Of Tucker Carlson: Report