According to a report published on Friday, the search of a Florida Democratic elected official’s residence by the FBI is related to the disclosure of Fox News documents involving Tucker Carlson.
This month, the federal agency conducted a raid and inspection of a Tampa residence, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Lynn Hurtak, a member of the Tampa City Council, and her spouse, media consultant Tim Burke, reside in this residence.
Tucker Carlson, Fox News hacks tied to FBI search of Tampa council member’s homehttps://t.co/dYTi2VXAbI
— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) May 26, 2023
Following his firing from Fox News last month, Carlson has been the target of a series of selective disclosures, with Media Matters disseminating off-air content in which he made offensive remarks.
WARNING: The following video contains vulgar language that some viewers may find offensive.
WATCH: New Fox Leak Shows Tucker Carlson Slamming Liberals at Network: "If you've got pronouns in your Twitter bio, you shouldn't work here because we can't trust you because you're on the other side. […] Roger [Ailes] would never put up with this shit.”pic.twitter.com/Jqq98qh6Km
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 9, 2023
Conservative detractors of Fox News have accused the network of disclosing the video in an attempt to tarnish his reputation following his precipitous dismissal.
According to sources familiar with the operation, the search was conducted as part of an FBI investigation into the disclosures.
A federal prosecutor furnished Fox News with a letter detailing the investigation.
The FBI is investigating alleged computer hacking and intercepted network communications.
According to the report, the search occurred on May 8.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Burke has worked for the left-leaning publications Deadspin and The Daily Beast.
Burke declined to comment in response to a Times inquiry.
According to The Daily Beast, prosecutors have urged a judge to conceal the probable cause affidavit underlying the search of Burke’s residence.