Tucker Carlson has revealed that UPS told him it found his lost Hunter Biden documents on the floor of a shipping store in Manhattan, and is demanding answers about how the flash drive came loose from a sealed package.
On his show Thursday night, the Fox News host updated viewers on the saga, a day after revealing that the purportedly damaging documents had been lost on Monday while being shipped from New York to Los Angeles.
Carlson revealed that the documents 'pertaining to the Biden family' were not received from Hunter's ex-business partner Tony Bobulinski, whom he interviewed in LA on Monday. He also said that his producers had made a copy of the files before attempting to ship them.
The host did not reveal any of the contents of the documents on Thursday, saying 'we wanted to assess what we had, and we're still assessing it' for credibility, newsworthiness, and any potential legal issues.
Tucker Carlson has revealed that UPS told him it found his lost Hunter Biden documents on the floor of a shipping store, and is demanding answers about how the flash drive came loose
UPS claimed an employee found the flash drive on the floor of this Manhattan store, and dropped it on the desk of a supervisor, where it remained unnoticed until Thursday
Hunter, pictured with his father in 2016, was exploring business deals around the world while his father was vice president, according to documents and witnesses
Though UPS found the lost flash drive, Carlson expressed outrage over the lack of information about how it was lost, saying that two people verified it had been sealed inside a shipping envelope before being dropped off for shipping.
'Unfortunately we still don't know what happened,' Carlson said. 'UPS is a reliable company, they rarely lose anything,' he added. 'And yet they lost our Biden documents. How? UPS won't tell us how.'
Carlson said UPS executives told him on Thursday that an employee at the Manhattan store on 43rd Street had found the flash drive on the floor, and had dropped it on a supervisor's desk.
The executives said the flash drive remained on the desk until Carlson took his complaint public on Wednesday, suggesting that the documents may have been intentionally intercepted.
However, Carlson said that the shipping company refused to offer further details, telling him in a statement: 'There are no more details. Security is returning it. Apologies again that we were unable to deliver it next day at the service level you requested.'
Carlson said it was 'unlikely' that the package was torn open by a machine, something that UPS says almost never happens.
'How did our flash drive get separated from the package it was sealed in?' he demanded to know.
'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.'
As a side note, Carlson added that he would only report on documents that shed light on the Biden family's business dealings, and Joe Biden's potential role in them, saying he was not interested in airing sordid personal matters.
Tony Bobulinski, Hunter Biden's former business partner, claims Joe Biden was aware of his family's deals, and that Hunter called his father 'my chairman' in business correspondence
Carlson first detailed the mystery of the vanishing documents during his Wednesday evening show on Fox News, where he also aired new audio of Hunter Biden's business partners sharing concerns that their secrets would 'blow up big time'.
'They searched the plane, and the trucks that carried it; they went through the office in New York where our producers dropped that package off, they combed the entire sorting facility, they used pictures of what we had sent, so the searchers would know what to look for,' Carlson said on Wednesday.
'They went above and beyond, but found nothing.'
He said the courier company was 'baffled and deeply bothered by this'.
'And so are we,' he concluded.
But on Thursday morning, UPS said it had located the missing files.
'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,' a spokesman said.
In his show on Wednesday, Carlson also revisited his interview the previous night with Bobulinski and aired new audio.
In the clips Rob Walker, a former Clinton official and family friend of the Bidens' who was one of the five men in their company Sinohawk, said that he was concerned their story would 'blow up big time'.
Sinohawk, active in 2017 and wound down in 2018, comprised of Hunter Biden, his uncle Jim - Joe's brother - Bobulinski, Walker, and a British businessman James Gilliar.
Gilliar, a British businessman, is based in the Czech Republic.
He had known Bobulinski, Bobulinski said, for many years.
Walker, an investor in tech, was brought into the company by the Bidens. His wife Betsy used to work for Jill Biden.
Walker is heard, on the phone with Bobulinski and Gilliar, saying: 'I just think that if somebody comes out now and verifies the story it blows up big time that's all.'
Gilliar, in a second clip, appears equally concerned, saying: 'We've got this situation now where it's escalating again because somebody, allegedly one of us three, has qualified the story. Already it's back on the front pages.'
Bobulinski, in a third clip, says that their company is attracting attention from the Chinese firm they wish to work with as a result of the Biden name.
'He was there because he was selling his family's name and that's the whole reason why the Chinese were there,' says Bobulinski.
'The Chinese would've never been there if the Biden name wasn't there.'
Carlson did not air anything more to give context of the conversation.
Vice president's son was well-known to be seeking business deals in China. He traveled there in 2013 on Air Force Two and introduced his father to a business partner, Jonathan Li. In 2017, after his father left office, he pursued a relationship with Ye Jianming
Chairman and founder of CEFC China Energy, 43. A wunderkind of the Chinese energy world. Gave Hunter a diamond in 2017 as they pursued a business relationship. But in November 2017 company was accused of bribery in Africa by the DOJ, and in March 2018 he was arrested in China, reportedly on the orders of Xi Jinping. Has not been seen or heard from since but a prosecution in 2018 saw a senior Communist leader accused of taking bribes from him
Zang Jian Jun
Senior executive at CEFC and also a senior figure in the China Chamber of International Commerce
Penn State wrestler and Navy veteran turned-California businessman, 48, who appears to have done other business in China. Unclear how he and Gilliar know each other. Other business ventures include an investment in a Chinese men's clothing company called VLOV
Bill Clinton administration official who is now co-founder of a technology-focused private equity firm, Pilot Growth. His wife Betsy Massey Walker was Jill Biden's assistant when she was Second Lady
British-born 56-year-old businessman based in the Czech Republic. Set up jc2r, the company which is in the emails, in 2015. It is no longer active. Gilliar appears to breed race horses with his wife, Erika and appears to also be an adviser to a holding company run by the leader of Abu Dhabi's son
Joe Biden's younger brother and a serial entrepreneur who has long faced claims of profiting from his brother's political career. He and Hunter were in business together in 2006 when they bought investment firm Paradigm Global Advisors which they unwound in 2010 after connections to a Ponzi fraudster emerged
The Chairman and The Big Guy
Said to be Joe Biden in many of the text exchanges although Hunter's messages do not state this directly
Tony Bobulinski came forward this week with an audio recording from earlier this month which he claimed showed an associate of Hunter Biden, Rob Walker, trying to silence him.
Bobulinski, a former Navy lieutenant spent six months in business with Hunter and Walker in 2017, trying unsuccessfully to get a joint venture called Sinohawk with a Chinese firm off the ground.
He appeared on Carlson's Fox News show on Tuesday night, in the host's most-watched show so far this year. According to Nielsen data obtained by DailyMail.com, the interview averaged 7.6 million total viewers and 1.6 million in the demo
During the interview, an audio clip was played of Walker allegedly warning Bobulinski not to go public with information about their business.
'If he doesn't come out on record I am providing the facts,' Bobulinski told Walker, whose wife works for Jill Biden.
‘You’re just going to bury all of us, man,’ Walker, described on the show as a Biden family representative, allegedly replied in the October 18 conversation.
During the interview, Bobulinski also claimed that in 2017, he asked Joe Biden's brother Jim - who was part of their business consortium - how he could 'get away with' all their business dealings.
Bobulinski claimed that Jim replied: 'Plausible deniability.'
Bobulinski further claimed during the interview that he had met Joe twice - both times in Los Angeles, on the night of May 2, 2017, and the morning of May 3, 2017.
Bobulinski previously said he had only met Joe once - on the night of May 2.
Tony Bobulinski spoke to Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night in an interview from Los Angeles
Joe Biden, pictured with his son Hunter in 2009, says he was unaware of Hunter's businesses
Bobulinski calls Joe a liar
Bobulinski has since early October been pushing the story of his time in business with Hunter, 50, and his claims that Joe was involved in the attempts to make deals with their Chinese partners.
Bobulinski and Hunter formed a company in 2017, specializing in infrastructure investment. No deals appear to have been completed, and the firm folded in 2018.
Joe had left the White House and was a private citizen at the time.
Nevertheless, he has insisted he and his son never discussed business - which Bobulinski claims is untrue.
'That's a blatant lie when he states that,' Bobulinski told Carlson.
'It's a blatant lie.'
Tucker Carlson devoted the full hour of his show on Tuesday to the interview with Bobulinski
Bobulinski held a press conference ahead of the final presidential debate last week, but did not take questions.
'It was made clear to me that Joe Biden's involvement was not to be made in writing, but only face to face.'
Bobulinski is listed as one of the recipients of a May 13, 2017, email detailing their business deal, and he claims that 'the big