As always, all is well that ends well--assuming that ALL the docs reappeared. To be honest, I was frankly nonplussed at the idea of shipping docs like these by any carrier. To me, hot evidence like this--it's the kind of thing where I'd say, send this by courier. You know, like: in a locked briefcase handcuffed to the courier's wrist. Something like that.
Anyway, the key to this is that the package arrived, sans contents. UPS admits that it was the contents that went missing--not the packaging--but now says the contents have been recovered:
UPS said Thursday it found a package that Fox News host Tucker Carlson complained the night before had never made its way to him. Carlson said on his Fox News show Wednesday that he was expecting a package containing some kind of incriminating information related to Democratic nominee Joe Biden, but it never showed up.
“After an extensive search, we have found the contents of the package and are arranging for its return,” UPS told TheWrap. “UPS will always focus first on our customers, and will never stop working to solve issues and make things right. We work hard to ensure every package is delivered, including essential goods, precious family belongings and critical healthcare.”
How does this work? One assumes that this package was very securely put together and sent by the highest priority method. I have NEVER had any experience like this with either UPS of FedEx--or even with USPS, for that matter.
There have been numerous varying reports on this. One “revision” said that the package was received but had been tampered with. Documents removed. It also said that copies of the documents had been retained.ReplyDelete
Common sense time: Tucker was out of his office in New York, in California, when the documents arrived in New York. Wanted to see them right away. A package was sent to him via overnight delivery. More common sense: No one in their right mind would send originals. In any office, originals would be retained and secured. Copies would be sent.
I didn’t read in any account that the package had never been received.
Oh it was received. Sans contents.Delete
Biden campaign cannot allow itself to be blind-sided in the last 7 days of the campaign.ReplyDelete
I assume there's a mole in Tucker's staff, or their comms are being monitored.
Overnight packages are well sealed, and do not "open up and dump their content" spontaneously.
A package getting lost is far more common, based on personal experience.
I thus conclude the most likely explanation is operatives intercepted the package, and exfiltrated the contents so they could record it, then dumped the contents in a location where it would eventually be found.
Cui bono, other than the Bidens?
Biden's "business" partners -- China.
I wish Tucker's producer had watched "Smiley's People" before shipping the package. There's a reason why Smiley has Claus Kretchmier call the airport and "use his influence" to make a reservation to London using a known work name of Smiley, while Smiley takes a train to Paris under a different name.
Once in Paris, he has the documents he recovered in Hamburg rushed to MI-6 in London: "I don't want this going by diplomatic bag; use a courier to hand deliver it. Send Stango on a mid-day plane to London" he says to his former MI-6 associate at the embassy in Paris.
Tucker's producer should have sent a fake package via Fedex or UPS, while the real package went hand carried by a courier.
Somebody wanted a little look-see. The naïvete of the media, and public in general, doesn't even register on the Amaze-o-meter anymore. The next time a package concerns the future of the republic, at the very least use a vet who was ARFCOS certified. Geez.Delete
The report from The Wrap is not accurate. Here is the video of Tucker talking about this document shipment. It did not arrive. On checking with the shipper they were told that the package had been opened and the documents removed.ReplyDelete
Listen to/watch Tucker here:
The report from The Wrap is subsequent to the broadcast about the missing contents.Delete
Tucker Carlson: How UPS explained the missing Biden family documentsDelete
Very interesting. And not terribly convincing on UPS' part.Delete
UPS is not helping itself. Seems rather obvious that something peculiar transpired. Considering the extremely high profile event Tucker was engaged in, it's not a remotely believable coincidence that that particular package at that particular time was compromised.Delete
I have a theory along lines similar to the TS, but known, NSA intercept and diversion partnership with private companies.
Maybe they show back up heavily redacted, lolReplyDelete
Apparently - if the Wrap’s account is correct - the package’s contents themselves (documents) were found by UPS). It’s still fishy.ReplyDelete
According to Carlson, UPS is being somewhat cagey about the whole incident.Delete
"send this by courier.... in a locked briefcase handcuffed to the courier's wrist."ReplyDelete
It being handcuffed to the courier's wrist draws too much attn.
If possible, have small stacks of documents wrapped around the courier's legs and arms, under normal attire.
That Tucker didn't do this suggests that this was some sort of trap, to sniff out DS agents w/in FedEx or UPS.
-->If possible, have small stacks of documents wrapped around the courier's legs and arms, under normal attire.<--Delete
IIRC, that's how Sandy Berger tried to abscond with some documents from the National Archives. From Wiki: "Berger took one copy in September 2003 and four copies in October 2003, allegedly by stuffing the documents into his socks and pants." Berger took classified documents from the reading room prior to testifying before the 9/11 commission.
"If possible, have small stacks of documents wrapped around the courier's legs and arms, under normal attire."Delete
Uh, no. You're going to find yourself in secondary gettin nekid. It's not necessary to attempt to "smuggle" them in order to protect them.
"find yourself in secondary gettin nekid."Delete
Even if a courier flies from a pvt. airport?
If that's the case, why would one duct tape perfectly legal and proprietary documents to one's ass?Delete
"why would one duct tape....?"Delete
If one still suspected DS agents' surveillance, of anyone carrying a knapsack or briefcase.
"If one still suspected DS agents' surveillance, of anyone carrying a knapsack or briefcase."Delete
And what are these "DS agents" going to do about a sealed, addressed package in possession of a private courier at a private airfield?
How about, unless the couriier will spend at least one nite at the airfield, they grab him once he exit the gate?Delete
Spend at least one night at the airfield? Why? And who exactly is going to "grab" the armed, off-duty U.S. Marshal?Delete
You obviously have no idea what you're talking about. You're just pulling nonsense out of your ass now.
"Spend at least one night at the airfield? Why?..."Delete
As it should've been obvious, that I was presenting a quite-unlikely hypothetical, and that I was not claiming involvement of a "armed, off-duty U.S. Marshal", I conclude that you are playing Straw Man.
Whatever bug you have up your ass, I'm done replying to your comments.
I don’t understand how in this day and age someone couldn’t just scan them to PDF, encrypt them, and put a password on the file that gets emailed? voilà!ReplyDelete
Fox news had a copyReplyDelete
Sounds fishy, for sure. They are called "documents", but is it something more like a memory stick or other electronic storage device? No reason to send "originals".ReplyDelete
And that word, 'original', sounds like paper. If these were actual physical documents, no reason they couldn't be scanned and emailed. Any news outlet these days should have secure methods of electronic document sharing. If they don't, they pretty much guarantee everyone can and do see what they are doing.
Geez, you would never send “originals” to a news agency... wtf?!? This isn’t making any sense...ReplyDelete
We found the guy who opened the package and stole the documents- had him on camera. When confronted with the evidence, he confessed that he was only safeguarding them for Carlson.
LOL! My thought was, maybe he had them in a work locker? OTOH, as you say, and as Tucker made clear, UPS naturally would have an incredible surveillance system--pretty dumb guy. Or maybe he took them home. Hoped to sell them?Delete
Just the fact that these materials would be so sensitive ... why would you handle them that way?ReplyDelete
> why would you handle them that way?Delete
Because Fox never imagined this would happen, and Fox News has a history of successful over night deliveries with no issues.
Better than the USPS.Delete
Breaking: Greenwald has quit The Intercept, to protest their bid to censor his writing about Biden, seeReplyDelete
Given the timing, this is analogous to how Harry Caray would describe a clutch homer in a pennant race: "you talk about hitten' em' when they count!"
With this, I will definitively say, GG is the greatest man I've ever spoken with at length.
GG: "Not content to simply prevent publication of this article at the media outlet I co-founded, these Intercept editors also *demanded*, that I refrain from exercising a separate contractual right, to publish this article with any other publication.Delete
I had no objection to their disagreement with my views of what this Biden evidence shows: as a last-ditch attempt to avoid being censored, I encouraged them to air their disagreements with me, by writing their **own articles that critique my perspectives**, and letting readers decide who is right....
But modern media outlets do not air dissent; they quash it."
I’m a big GG fan.Delete
The FBI admission that there is an ongoing investigation related the the Bidens money laundering is a signal they expect Trump to win.ReplyDelete
Further pissing off a re-elected President would not be a smart move.
Or it could simply be a necessary response to the pressure exerted by Giuliani and others.Delete