- UPS told Business Insider that documents sent to Fox News host Tucker Carlson were lost under its care.
- Carlson said on his show Wednesday that a cache of documents sent from New York to California went missing, but he did not reveal who was responsible.
- Carlson gave some information about the documents, in addition to which they related to Joe Biden and would be “harmful” if made public. Fox News did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for more information.
- Carlson, a strong advocate of President Donald Trump, has previously understood the importance of unconfirmed revelations about Hayden.
- UPS told Business Insider that it was conducting an “immediate investigation” into the missing documents.
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UPS told Business Insider that it had lost a cache of documents that Fox News host Tucker Carlson said had disappeared in transit.
On his primetime show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Wednesday, the host said that on Monday “we received a collection of confidential documents relating to the Biden family from a source.”
“We believe those documents are authentic, they are genuine, and they are causing harm,” he said.
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Carlson did not elaborate on what the documents said. Fox News did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for more information.
Carlson, a strong advocate for President Donald Trump, has previously increased the importance of alleged revelations about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
-Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) October 29, 2020
Earlier this month, Carlson launched a suspicious New York Post claim that it found “smoking gun” emails tying Biden and his son Hunter for corruption in Ukraine. As noted by Business Insider’s Sonam Sheth, the story was filled with holes and red flags.
Carlson said Wednesday that the documents were sent to the Fox News main office in New York, where a producer was to be sent to Carlson in Los Angeles.
Carlson said they “disappeared”. He called the courier only “a large national carrier, a brand-name company we’ve used, you have used it countless times.”
Glenn Zakara, UPS’s Corporate Media Relations Director, confirmed to Business Insider that Fox News used UPS to ship the documents.
“The package was reported with missing content as it went within our network,” Jekra said in an emailed statement.
“UPS is conducting an urgent investigation into the matter and regrets that the package went haywire. The integrity of our network and the security of our customers’ items are of the utmost importance. We will remain in direct contact with Fox News, as we learn Are. More through our investigation. ”
Carlson gave some information in his show about the efforts the company had made to find the documents. When asked about those details, Zakara declined to comment further.
Carlson said an employee at a sorting facility “noticed that our package was open and empty.”
“Apparently it was opened,” he said, adding that the company’s security team interviewed employees and “searched the aircraft and the trucks carrying it.”
“They passed through the office in New York where our producer dropped that package,” Carlson continued. “He combed the sorting facility carefully. He used the images we sent so that the explorers knew what to look for.
“They went far and beyond. But they got nothing.”
Carlson’s claims about the documents raised many questions and doubts on social media.
Michael Steele, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, tweeted, “Seriously oh *% * for the sake, seriously; if your dog ate the damn letter it would be a better story.”
—Michael Steele (@MichaelSteele) October 29, 2020
Carlson did not elaborate on why the documents would be “harmful” to the Biden family, but suggested that they could influence the election.
“As of tonight, the company has no idea – and no working principle – what happened to this troop of material, documents that are directly relevant to the presidential campaign six days from now,” Carlson he said.
Fox News did not immediately respond to questions about the contents of Business Insider’s documents and why Carlson’s team did not keep other copies of them.