Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s efforts to hype a scandal surrounding Hunter Biden took a twist on Thursday when he said he no longer wanted to be involved with “piling on” Joe Biden’s son, The Daily Beast reports.
Carlson has hyped a dubious New York Post report citing unverified material purportedly taken from a laptop Hunter Biden left at a Delaware repair shop that was fed to the outlet by Rudy Giuliani and Steve Bannon. Carlson interviewed Tony Bobulinski, a former associate of Hunter Biden who accused him of lying about his father’s involvement in his overseas business ventures and earlier this week claimed he came upon “damning” documents that “vanished” during shipping.
"Tuesday morning we received word from the shipping company that our package had been opened and the contents were missing. The documents had disappeared,” he said. “Those documents have vanished. As of tonight, the company has no idea and no working theory either about what happened to this trove of materials, documents that are directly relevant to the presidential campaign just six days from now."
UPS found the documents:
UPS said it located the missing package on Thursday.
“After an extensive search, we have found the contents of the package and are arranging for its return,” a spokesman told The Daily Beast. “UPS will always focus first on our customers, and will never stop working to solve issues and make things right.”
“How did our flash drive get separated from the package that we sent it in?” Carlson wondered on his show on Thursday. “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.”
“So we are left with the obvious explanation: someone for some reason opened our package and removed a flash drive containing documents that were damaging to the Biden family,” he added. “We would love to know who would do that and why.”
Tucker wants to lay off Biden:
Carlson then said he would lay off Biden’s son.
“There are a lot of documents about Hunter Biden’s personal life that we haven’t brought to you and we are not going to and we will tell you why,” Carlson said, explaining that Hunter is not the one running for president.
“But Hunter Biden is a fallen man at this point,” he said. “I never thought Hunter Biden was a bad person. I thought he had demons but in the time I knew him he kept them mostly under control. At some point, he lost control of those demons and the world knows that now. He's now humiliated and alone. 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.”