- UPS has found the set of documents that Tucker Carlson said had ‘vanished’ in transit, and which he claimed would be damaging to Joe Biden and his family.
- Carlson had told viewers the documents had disappeared but did not name the courier transporting them. UPS then confirmed to Business Insider that it was the carrier.
- UPS has since told Business Insider that it has found the documents “after an extensive search.”
- Carlson gave few details about the documents other than that they concerned Joe Biden and would be “damning” if made public. Fox News did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for more details.
- Carlson, a vocal advocate of President Donald Trump, has previously hyped up the importance of unconfirmed revelations about Biden.
- Fox News did not respond to a request for comment.
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UPS said it found a cache of documents that Fox News host Tucker Carlson said went missing in mysterious circumstances.
Carlson went on the air Wednesday night to announce the loss of the documents, which he claimed would be “damning” to the Biden campaign.
He told viewers that his team received the documents from a source recently, and that they related to the Biden family. He did not give other details.
Carlson did not name the courier in his on-air monologue about the disappearance, but UPS later confirmed to Business Insider that it was the company used.
Around midday Thursday, UPS Senior Public Relations Manager Matthew O’Connor told Business Insider that the documents had been found and were on their way back to Carlson.
It remains unclear what happened to them.
He said: “After an extensive search, we have found the contents of the package and are arranging for its return.”
“UPS will always focus first on our customers, and will never stop working to solve issues and make things right. We work hard to ensure every package is delivered, including essential goods, precious family belongings and critical healthcare.”
O’Connor declined to provide further details when asked.
Describing the documents Wednesday, Carlson said they “are authentic, they’re real, and they’re damning” to Joe Biden’s campaign, without providing any evidence or specifics.
—Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) October 29, 2020
Carlson’s segment was mocked online for its conspiratorial tone and for not producing any evidence of the existence of the documents.
Carlson, who vocally supports President Donald Trump, has previously hyped poorly-sourced claims about documents relating to Biden’s family.
He amplified the New York Post’s article which also claimed to have accessed emails which were damaging to the Democratic candidate’s son Hunter Biden. However, as Business Insider’s Sonam Sheth has pointed out, the story has many holes and red flags.
Fox News did not respond to a request for comment.