Fox News host Tucker Carlson presented a bizarre new development on Thursday night in the mysterious case of his allegedly “damaging” documents on Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, that Carlson previously claimed had disappeared in the mail when a producer sent them from New York to Carlson in Los Angeles.
Carlson opened the story with a claim that the producer who shipped the lost documents via UPS had put them on a flash drive, which was allegedly missing from the package when it arrived in L.A. However, Carlson’s team had made a copy of the documents before they were sent “because we’re careful,” the Fox News host said.
According to Carlson, UPS said an employee had found the flash drive on Monday night.
Then the Fox host hinted at a conspiracy theory surrounding the incident.
“How did our flash drive get separated from the package that we sent it in?” Carlson asked. “That seems like something worth knowing. The envelope was securely sealed, and we know that. UPS does not dispute that. Was a package torn open accidentally by a machine? That seems unlikely and UPS says that almost never happens […] We got our flash drive back today and that’s great, but what we’d really like are some answers.”
However, Carlson declined to say what was actually on the flash drive, and he also claimed to have “a lot of documents about Hunter Biden’s personal life” that he would not share, supposedly out of concern for Biden, whom Carlson called “a fallen man at this point.”
“Probably too strong to say we feel sorry for Hunter Biden, but the point is pounding on a man, jumping on, and piling on when he’s already down is something we don’t want to be involved in,” said Carlson, who has been relentlessly attacking Biden for weeks, as have his colleagues at Fox.
Carlson’s sudden about-face came not long after NBC News published a report revealing that an intel document supposedly detailing Biden’s corrupt business dealings in China, which had spread among conservative circles online, was created by a fake persona at a fake intelligence firm.