The United Parcel Service (UPS) says it is “conducting an urgent investigation” into the missing Hunter Biden documents that were shipped by Fox News from New York to Los Angeles earlier this week.
UPS confirmed to left-wing financial news website Business Insider that the cache of documents, mentioned by Fox News host Tucker Carlson on his Wednesday night show, disappeared somewhere within it’s network. [UPS announced Thursday afternoon that it had found the package. See update below].
Carlson said that “on Monday of this week, we received from a source a collection of confidential documents related to the Biden family. We believe those documents are authentic, they’re real, and they’re damning.”
The host explained that the package was initially sent to Fox news’s main office in New York while he and a producer were in Los Angeles conducting his interview with Hunter Biden’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski about the Biden’s corrupt business dealings in China, Ukraine, and other countries.
“So we texted a producer in New York and we told him to send those documents to us in L.A. and he did that,” Carlson said.
The host didn’t specify the name of the company, but noted that it is “a large national carrier—a brand name company that we’ve used, you’ve used, countless times.”
Carlson said “the shipping company” contacted him Tuesday morning to say that the package “had been opened and the contents were missing.”
He stressed that the carrier took the situation seriously and began an immediate investigation into the missing package.
“They traced the envelope from the moment our producers dropped it off in Manhattan on Monday all the way to 3:44 a.m. yesterday morning. That’s when an employee at a sorting facility in another state noticed that our package was open and empty,” he explained.
Carlson went on to noted that the company’s security team interviewed every person who touched the envelope, as well as the plane and trucks that carried it, and combed through the office in NY where it was dropped off and its sorting facility.
“They went far and beyond,” Carlson said. “But they found nothing. Those documents have vanished.”
He added: “As of tonight, the company has no idea — and no working theory, even — about what happened to this trove of materials, documents that are directly relevant to the presidential campaign just six days from now.”
In an emailed statement to Business Insider, UPS Corporate Media Relations Director Glenn Zaccara said: “The package was reported with missing contents as it moved within our network.”
“UPS is conducting an urgent investigation into this matter and regrets that the package was damaged. The integrity of our network and the security of our customers’ goods are of utmost importance. We will remain in frequent, direct contact with Fox News as we learn more through our investigation.”
A UPS spokesperson Thursday afternoon announced that company employees found and identified Carlson’s missing parcel.
“After an extensive search, we have found the contents of the package and are arranging for its return,” the spokesperson said. “UPS will always focus first on our customers and will never stop working to solve issues and make things right.”
On his show Thursday night, Carlson explained that the documents in question were on on a flash drive and it was found on Monday by an hourly employee in the UPS building in Manhattan.
“They suggested that it might have been found on the floor there,” Carlson said. He went on to note incredulously that UPS doesn’t use security cameras in a facility where high value packages are sorted. The host said he was told that the employee then dropped the flash drive onto a supervisor’s desk.
“Our documents sat there undiscovered for over 24 hours until we announced on television that they were missing. That’s their story.”