Federal investigators are currently probing an alleged hacking incident involving Fox News’ internal systems, resulting in the unauthorized release of unaired footage featuring former host Tucker Carlson. As part of this investigation, the FBI conducted a raid on the home of a Tampa Bay politician, Lynn Hurtak, and her blogger husband, Tim Burke.
The raid took place earlier this month on May 8, during which the FBI seized computers, a phone, and other equipment owned by Burke. Hurtak claimed that the search warrant was solely related to her husband’s work as a journalist, saying:
“Based on the information we have, it appears that the search warrant executed at our home on Monday was solely related to my husband’s work as a journalist.”
However, there have been attempts to connect the raid to a recent “cyber incident” at the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office. While initially dismissed as a rumor, updated information suggests a potential connection between the far-left couple and the hacking of Tucker Carlson tapes.
While initially dismissed as a rumor, updated information suggests a potential connection between the far-left couple and the hacking of Tucker Carlson tapes.
The FBI has not provided specific details about the raid, but a letter obtained by the Tampa Bay Times indicates that federal prosecutors notified Fox News of an ongoing criminal investigation into computer hacking at the company, with specific mention of unaired video footage from Tucker Carlson’s show. Although Burke was not directly mentioned in the letter, sources familiar with the matter suggest a link between the raid and the alleged hacking incidents at Fox News.
The Daily Wire reports:
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.
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, updates will be provided as soon as they become available.