UPS says it lost the cache of documents that Fox News host Tucker Carlson claimed would damage Biden's campaign
Tucker Carlson said on the air that "damn" documents about the Biden family had been lost in the Tucker Carlson / Twitter mail
UPS told Business Insider that documents sent out by Fox host Tucker Carlson were lost during his care.
Carlson said a cache of documents sent between California and New York disappeared last night, but did not name the company.
Carlson gave no details of the documents other than saying that they concern Joe Biden and would be "damned" if they were released.
Business Insider asked for more details. Carlson is a strong supporter of President Donald Trump and has previously hyped the importance of unconfirmed revelations about Biden.
UPS told Business Insider that it is conducting an "urgent investigation" into the missing documents.
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UPS told Business Insider that it is the company that has lost a cache of documents that Fox News host Tucker Carlson said on his Wednesday night show that it mysteriously disappeared in transit.
On Wednesday, on his prime-time show Tucker Carlson Tonight, the host said that on Monday we "received a collection of confidential documents relating to the Biden family from a source."
He continued, "We believe these documents are authentic, real and damned."
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Carlson did not elaborate on the documents. Business Insider contacted Fox News for more information.
Carlson is a strong supporter of President Donald Trump and has previously exaggerated the importance of alleged revelations about Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
Earlier this month, Tucker reinforced dubious claims by the New York Post that it had found "smoking guns" emails linking Biden and his son Hunter to corruption in Ukraine.
As Business Insider's Sonam Sheth noted, the story was full of holes and red flags.
Describing the lost document on his show, Carlson said they had been sent to Fox News main office in New York, where a producer should send them to Carlson, Los Angeles.
Carlson said they "disappeared" along the way. He identified the courier as "a major national airline, a branded company that we have used countless times that you have used".
Glenn Zaccara, UPS corporate media relations director, confirmed to Business Insider that Fox News used UPS to deliver the documents.
In a statement sent via email, Zaccara said: "The package was reported as missing content when it was moved within our network.
"UPS is conducting an urgent investigation into this matter and we regret that the package has been damaged. The integrity of our network and the safety of our customers' goods are of paramount importance. We will continue to be in direct contact with Fox News as we learn more through our investigation. "
Carlson provided some details about the company's efforts to locate the documents, but when asked for those details, Zaccara declined to comment.
Carlson said a sorting agent "noticed our package was open and empty".
"Apparently it had been opened," he said, then described how the company's security team interviewed employees and searched the plane and truck that was carrying it.
"They went through the New York office where our producer dropped the package," Carlson continued. "They combed the entire cave-like sorting facility. They used pictures of what we were broadcasting so those seekers knew what to look for.
"They went far and on. But they found nothing."
Carlson's claims about the documents sparked numerous questions as well as skeptical comments on social media.
Former RNC chairman Michael Steele tweeted, "Oh damn it! Seriously? Would have been a better story if your dog ate the damn papers."
Carlson did not elaborate on why the documents allegedly "harm" the Biden family, but suggested that they could affect the election.
"As of tonight, the company has no idea - and no working theory either - about what happened to this treasure trove of materials, documents that will be directly relevant to the presidential campaign in just six days."
Business Insider also asked Fox News about the contents of the documents and why Carlson's team did not keep other copies of the documents.
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