Tucker grills Dershowitz on role in Epstein crimes after release of FBI docs: ‘Vanity Fair knew but you didn’t?’

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson brought on Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz Friday evening to discuss explosive new revelations regarding his role in securing a plea deal in 2008 for convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

After Carlson introduced the segment and brought in Dershowitz, the Ivy League educator and constitutional expert began a lengthy defense of himself against allegations that he himself had sex with an underage minor while on Epstein’s Caribbean getaway known as “Pedo Island.”


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After a lengthy explanation in which he cited emails and other evidence refuting allegations made by Virginia Giuffre, Dershowitz noted “the evidence is overwhelming that she’s lying about me.”

At that point, Carlson noted that Vanity Fair was set to report about Epstein in 2003 but was “bullied” into not running the story.

“A glossy magazine in New York had heard them, they were known, out there. You were friends with Jeffrey Epstein. You went to his home in New York, his home in Palm Beach, you went to his island — so-called ‘Pedo Island.’ You flew in his plane many times. How did you not know?” Carlson asked.

“Of course I didn’t know,” Dershowitz said, repeating that when he was on the island, it was with his wife, daughter, and grandchildren.

“I was not a close personal friend. He lived his private life very privately. The president of Harvard, the provost of Harvard… all had the same kind of academic relationship with Epstein that I did. As soon as I found out, when he was accused, my relationship with him totally changed,” Dershowitz said.

“But when you were on ‘Pedo Island,’ or when you borrowed his place in Palm Beach or were at his house in New York… every picture I’ve ever seen of his properties, you see young women around. Were there no young women when you were on his plane or any of his properties? None?” Carlson broke in.

“Absolutely not,” Dershowitz responded. “I never saw him in the presence of a young woman. When I was there with my children and grandchildren, there was a housekeeper and the housekeeper’s wife. That’s it. Nobody else was there.”

At that point, Carlson noted that he wasn’t accusing Dershowitz of anything but that he was merely asking the “obvious” questions.

“Vanity Fair knew but you didn’t,” he said.

The host then noted that Dershowitz “went on to represent” Epstein “and to get him off the hook.”

“Let me ask you: You are accused of writing an agreement that exempted yourself. We do know that the agreement…exempted, and I’m quoting, ‘potential co-conspirators.’ Potential co-conspirators. You’re saying that didn’t apply to you. Why would the federal government agree to something like that? I’m honestly confused,” Carlson continued.

Dershowitz said he “unilaterally” waives all immunity and said that another lawyer drafted the document. “I didn’t even know that was part of the agreement,” he said. “It never applied to me.”

At that, Carlson asked: “You did get him off the hook and you did so with a lot of other prominent people. The accusations were clearly true. You knew that at the time. Did you have moral qualms about it? And why do you think the feds went along with it? It doesn’t make sense.”


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“We had a very, very strong federal defense. It doesn’t matter how many women he may have had sex with in Palm Beach, the government had to prove that he transported them in interstate commerce, and they couldn’t do that,” Dershowitz said.

“They had a very weak federal case and a very strong state case. So the deal we arrived at was he would plead to a state charge, serve 18 months, and would not plead to the federal charge. That’s very common. The job of the criminal defense lawyer is to get the best deal he can for his client,” he added.

Carlson continued pressing Dershowitz on various aspects of his relationship with Epstein and whether or not he believed that Epstein was murdered.

In addition to allegations against Dershowitz, Giuffre also implicated Britain’s Prince Andrew and former President Bill Clinton as having either been seen with underage girls or having relations with them, according to court documents related to her lawsuit against Epstein’s accused ‘madam,’ Ghislaine Maxwell.

Jon Dougherty

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Jon is a staff writer for BizPac Review with 30 years' worth of reporting experience, as well as an author and U.S. Army veteran. He has a BA in political science from Ashford University and an MA in national security studies/intelligence analysis from American Military University.
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