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.
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