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Blackburn says Durbin blocked her subpoena request for Epstein flight logs

Blackburn had issued a subpoena earlier this month, requesting the flight logs of Jeffrey Epstein.

Published: December 1, 2023 9:02am

Sen. Marsha Blackburn says Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin has blocking her subpoena request for the Jeffrey Epstein's flight logs, which the Tennessee Republican says she requested over concerns about human trafficking.

Epstein was a wealth financier who died in prison in August 2019 while awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking of dozens of girls.

Epstein was a major Democrat donor. A former Epstein pilot testified in a related 2021 trial that former President Bill Clinton was a passenger on the private flights, which has made Epstein and his world an ongoing target for conservatives.

The pilot also testified that former President Trump, now the 2024 GOP presidential frontrunner, was also a passenger.

Blackburn is a member of the Democrat-led Senate Judiciary Committee, of which Durbin is the chairman, giving him control of the panel's subpoena power.

"@SenatorDurbin BLOCKED my request to subpoena Jeffrey Epstein’s flight logs," Blackburn wrote Thursday on the social media platform X. "What are Democrats trying to hide?"

Blackburn issued a subpoena request for Jeffrey Epstein's flight logs. 

"Given the numerous allegations of human trafficking and sexual abuse surrounding Mr. Epstein, I think it is very important that we identify everybody that was on that plane, and how many trips they took on that plane, and the destinations to which they arrived," she said at the time.