'Damning' Hunter Biden document sent to Fox's Tucker Carlson have been found, parcel service says
Carlson said the package arrived but was empty.
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Fox News host Tucker Carlson said on his show Wednesday night that "damning" documents linked to Hunter Biden and father Joe Biden have disappeared in transit to him.
"On Monday of this week, we received from a source a collection of confidential documents related to the Biden family," Carlson said. "We believe they are authentic, they're real and they're damning."
Carlson went on to say that he was contacted by the source when he was in Los Angeles preparing to interview Tony Bobulinski, a former business associate of Hunter Biden who has claimed that former Vice President Joe Biden, now the Democratic presidential nominee, had first-hand knowledge of his son's foreign dealings.
"We texted a producer in New York and asked him to send those documents to us in L.A., " Carlson said. "And he did that, so Monday afternoon of this week, he shipped the documents overnight to California with a large national carrier, a brand-name company that we've used, you've used, countless times with never a single problem."
Then Carlson said the package was opened and the contents taken. "Tuesday morning we received word from the shipping company that our package had been opened and the contents were missing. The documents had disappeared."
"The company security team interviewed every one of its employees who touched the envelope we sent," Carlson said. "They searched the plane, and the trucks that carried it, they went through the office in New York where our producer dropped that package off, they combed the entire cavernous sorting facility, they used pictures of what we had sent, so that searchers would know what to look for."
"They went far and beyond, but they found nothing. Those documents have vanished," Carlson concluded. "As of tonight, the company has no idea and no working theory either about what happened to this trove of materials, documents that are directly relevant to the presidential campaign just six days from now."
That "large national carrier" was reportedly United Parcel Service (UPS).
On Thursday, UPS acknowledged that the contents of a package sent to Carlson had indeed gone missing, according to a new report.
"Now UPS tells The Daily Beast that it was, indeed, the parcel company responsible for handling Carlson’s package and that the package was “reported with missing contents as it moved within” their network.
“UPS is conducting an urgent investigation into this matter and regrets that the package was damaged,” a UPS spokesman said in an email to The Daily Beast."
But in a later updated, the Beast said the documents have been found.
“After an extensive search, we have found the contents of the package and are arranging for its return,” the spokesman said. “UPS will always focus first on our customers, and will never stop working to solve issues and make things right.”