A screenshot of Fox News host Tucker Carlson interviewing the rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, in October 2022. Outtakes from the interview were reported to be connected to an FBI raid on a journalist's home. (Screenshot: YouTube/CPJ)

CPJ joins group calling for explanation of FBI raid linked to Tucker Carlson interview

The FBI used a search warrant to raid the home of freelance journalist Tim Burke on May 8, 2023, in Tampa, Fla., seizing most of his electronic devices, after Burke obtained outtakes of a 2022 Fox News interview by Tucker Carlson with the rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West.

The Committee to Protect Journalists signed on to a coalition letter calling on the Justice Department to make public information about its role in the raid on Burke’s home and how Justice officials believe he broke the law.