Fox host criticizes “the left” for highlighting Dershowitz’s reported links to Jeffrey Epstein

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Citation From the January 17, 2020, edition of Fox News’ Outnumbered

JESSICA TARLOV (CO-HOST): But in looking at that board of these lawyers that are coming on board, I mean, not only is it a flashback to the '90s, but there are people on that list, really big concerns. Alan Dershowitz is tied to Jeffrey Epstein — he's denied the charges there that he has ever gone to, on the Lolita Express to Epstein Island of whatever it's called, but that's out there. Ken Starr was —

MELISSA FRANCIS (CO-HOST): Wait, let me stop you right there. So why do you feel like he's a constitutional scholar and lawyer, but you feel like because of a client he represented he shouldn't be able to —

TARLOV: Well, he's also implicated himself in it.

FRANCIS: Which he's very, very strongly denied.

DAGEN MCDOWELL (CO-HOST): Were you regurgitating what you're seeing on Twitter? That's what the left is pushing regarding Alan Dershowitz —

TARLOV: Excuse me, Dagen —

MCDOWELL: — Not getting off O.J. Simpson, not getting off people who are on death row.

TARLOV: Wow, if you think Jeffrey Epstein has a clean reputation, prove it to me.

FRANCIS: We're not talking about Jeffrey Epstein.

TARLOV: No, sorry, Alan Dershowitz.

FRANCIS: Yes, we're talking about Alan Dershowitz.

TARLOV: Obviously, Jeffrey Epstein is not part of any legal team. As far as Ken Starr, who had to leave Baylor amid accusations that he mishandled sexual assault issues on the football team, that's also complicating, and the reputation from what went on in the 1990s. So yes, these people are good on TV, but they also bring a tremendous amount of baggage with them that I'm not sure is necessarily a plus for the president's defense team.