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The pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood shared a screenshot on Telegram that he says proves Tucker Carlson and Hunter Biden have a 'buddy buddy' relationship

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  • Hunter Biden
    Hunter Biden
    Joe Biden's son
  • Tucker Carlson
    American political commentator
  • L. Lin Wood
    American lawyer
  • Joe Biden
    Joe Biden
    46th and current president of the United States
Fox host Tucker Carlson (L), Lin Wood (M), Hunter Biden (R)
The pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood, middle, released a screenshot on Thursday that he claims is proof that Tucker Carlson, left, and Hunter Biden have a "buddy buddy" relationship behind the scenes.Janos Kummer/Getty Images; Ben Margot/AP Photo; Handout/DNCC via Getty Images
  • Wood posted a screenshot that he says shows a friendship between Tucker Carlson and Hunter Biden.  

  • In a separate Telegram message, Wood claimed Carlson and Biden have a "buddy buddy" relationship.

  • The screenshot has not been independently verified by Carlson or Biden. 

The Donald Trump-allied lawyer Lin Wood claims that the Fox News host Tucker Carlson and Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden's son, have a "buddy-buddy" relationship. On Thursday, Wood posted what he claims is a conversation between the two as proof. 

While it's unclear who originally posted the email exchange between Biden and Carlson, Wood uploaded the unredacted and unverified screenshot to his Telegram channel on Thursday night. It appears to show three emails between Biden and Carlson from November 2014.

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Neither Carlson nor Biden has confirmed the authenticity of the messages. 

In the exchange, Carlson appears to thank Biden for writing a reference letter to Georgetown University — which Biden attended — for his son, Buckley. 

"Hunter! I can't thank you enough for writing that letter to Georgetown on Buckley's behalf. So nice of you. I know it'll help," read a message that, according to the screenshot, appeared to be sent from Carlson's personal Gmail account on November 12, 2014. 

"Hope you're great and we can all get dinner soon. Tucker," the email continued. 

Wood's screenshot of the email chain also shows what appears to be a response from Biden a day later, which read: "Hey buddy — I need Buckley's CV if you have one handy. Thanks." 

To that message, Carlson appears to respond: "Of course. Getting on a plane now but I'll ask Susie to send it right away. Thanks again. It's really nice of you to do this." 

Buckley Carlson did not go to Georgetown University but instead studied government and political science at the University of Virginia and graduated in 2019.

But Carlson's apparent behind-the-scenes friendliness with Biden does not appear to jell with statements he has made about the latter. In April, Carlson made the baseless claim that Biden watches child pornography. During the 2020 presidential campaign, Carlson also launched attacks on Biden, calling the president's son a "fallen man."

It is unclear where Wood received such a screenshot, and he did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment. Carlson's and Biden's representatives have also been contacted for comment. 

In Wood's Telegram message chain, he appeared to attribute the revealing of the screenshot to his threats to sue Carlson, whom he this week accused of being part of an extensive deep-state operation

"Oh, and when I sue Tucker Carlson and Fox and take Old Tucker Boy's sworn testimony upon cross examination, I will be sure to ask him ALL about his 'buddy buddy' relationship of years with HUNTER BIDEN!!!" Wood wrote on Telegram on Thursday. 

"Wonder if Tucker will be a 'ghost' no show for his deposition like some other false accusers have been in recent months. Some people hate to face the truth. Especially under penalty of perjury," Wood wrote. "Watch it happen. I will keep you posted!!!"

Wood has been increasingly embroiled in a war with other far-right figures in recent weeks. Last month, Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old acquitted of first-degree homicide charges in the Kenosha, Wisconsin, shootings, sat down for an interview with Carlson and blasted Wood, saying the lawyer purposefully kept him in jail for months

Wood this week also hit out at "Stop the Steal," accusing the pro-Trump cause — known for pushing the former president's baseless election-fraud claims — of being a deep-state campaign. Separately, Wood has been feuding with the Georgia lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene, telling Insider in October that he and Greene were no longer "aligned" in trying to overturn the 2020 election results.

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