Blackburn demands Durbin subpoena unredacted Epstein flight logs as Senate Judiciary Committee’s ‘first act’
U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has demanded that the Senate Judiciary Committee, which she is a member of, take its “first act” and subpoena the unredacted flight logs from convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s jet as part of an investigation into potential criminal activity by the late financier.
“The overwhelming amount of evidence and available information surrounding the death of Jeffrey Epstein have only raised more questions,” Blackburn said in a statement. “The American people deserve answers to those questions and the Senate Judiciary Committee should be the first to act. It is a priority for our committee to run a thorough investigation into the details surrounding Epstein’s death and conduct interviews with all relevant parties to see if Epstein had any possible accomplices. Subpoenaing the unredacted flight logs from Epstein’s private jet is the best way to facilitate this investigation.”
Blackburn has called on Judiciary Chairman Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) to use the committee’s subpoena power as part of the investigation and has urged all members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to support her request.
The Judiciary Committee had already announced a probe into Epstein’s death, but this is the first time a lawmaker has urged a subpoena for unredacted documents relevant to the case.
Blackburn’s push comes as the FBI is also reportedly looking into the possibility that Epstein had accomplices who could be charged with helping him carry out his alleged crimes.
Epstein was charged with sex trafficking and conspiracy. He was found dead in his Manhattan federal jail cell in August in what was ruled a suicide. Since then, there have been numerous reports that he had been possibly helped by associates in his alleged criminal activity. It is not yet known if those associates will be held accountable.