FBI visits congressional candidate Robert Hyde's home, business

The FBI visited the home and business of Connecticut congressional candidate Robert Hyde early Thursday just days after he became the latest figure embroiled in the Ukraine scandal, news reports said.

A senior law enforcement official confirmed to NBC News and CNN that investigators visited Hyde’s home in Weatogue and his landscaping business in Avon, which also serves as headquarters for his House campaign, in the wake of the released texts that suggested Hyde was monitoring former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie YovanovitchMarie YovanovitchMarie Yovanovitch on Vindman retirement: He 'deserved better than this. Our country deserved better than this' Cheney clashes with Trump Voters must strongly reject the president's abuses by voting him out this November MORE.

Authorities reportedly did not answer CNN’s questions about the candidate’s location and reasons they wanted to talk to him. 

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A spokesperson for the FBI field office in New Haven, Conn., confirmed to The Hill that the FBI visited Hyde's residence and business earlier Thursday.

"There is no further information that can be shared at this time," the spokesperson said.

Hyde’s messages were revealed in a chunk of evidence provided by Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiGiuliani says Black Lives Matter is 'domestic terrorist' group Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign call for earlier debate The Hill's Campaign Report: COVID-19 puts conventions in flux  MORE’s associate Lev Parnas to the House for the impeachment investigation. The congressional candidate aiming to unseat Rep. Jahana HayesJahana HayesMichelle Obama wishes Barack a happy birthday: 'My favorite guy' Gun control group rolls out House endorsements Human Rights Campaign rolls out congressional endorsements on Equality Act anniversary MORE (D) had written “they will let me know when she is on the move” and detailed the ambassador’s locations and security levels. 

The congressional candidate has told NBC News that he was drunk when he sent the message. 

Parnas, who was indicted on campaign law violations in October, described Hyde in his Wednesday interview with Rachel MaddowRachel Anne MaddowHere are top contenders to be Biden's VP Juan Williams: We must not become numb to Trump's abnormality Mary Trump claims she's heard Trump use racist, anti-Semitic slurs: He's 'virulently racist' MORE as a “weird” character and said he doubted that he was actually tracking the ambassador. 

"Well, I don't believe it's true," Parnas said. "I think he was either drunk or he was trying to make himself bigger than he was, so I didn't take it seriously."