Durbin Confronted Over Refusal To Subpoena Epstein Flight Logs

Although some of the names on disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein’s flight logs have been released, there is a growing call for the entire list of passengers on his private jet to be made public.

One such effort came from U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who attempted to subpoena the information last month but received a rejection from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-IL). Later the same month, Durbin denied a similar request from the Tennessee Republican.

Earlier this week, Blackburn attempted to elicit a response from FBI Director Christopher Wray regarding the flight logs during a committee hearing during which Durbin was also present.

For his part, Fox News Channel host Jesse Watters wanted to get to the bottom of Durbin’s apparent opposition to the release of the information, which many speculate includes the names of prominent figures within the realms of politics and entertainment.

Investigating on behalf of Watters, reporter Hillary Vaughn cornered the Illinois Democrat to ask why he has stonewalled any attempt to publish Epstein’s flight logs.

“It’s never been raised to me by anyone,” Durbin claimed.

When Vaughn mentioned that Blackburn had referenced the matter on multiple occasions, Durbin doubled down: “It’s the first time anyone has raised it. Thank you, Fox.”

Watters described Durbin’s remarks as fundamentally misleading and noted that there appears to be nothing stopping him from approving a subpoena as requested by Blackburn.

In light of the committee chairman’s claim, Blackburn published her own “fact check,” asserting that Durbin “falsely claimed he was not aware” of her call for a subpoena, adding: “Senator Blackburn pushed for her amendment in numerous judiciary hearings that Durbin presided over on November 9 and November 30.”

Other political figures have been calling for the full release of the Epstein flight logs — including one independent presidential candidate who has admitted he flew on the private jet twice in the 1990s, though never alone with Epstein.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. appeared on Watters’ prime-time program this week and discussed the issue.

“I agree with you that all of this information should be released and we should get real answers on what happened to Jeffrey Epstein and any of the high-level political people that he was involved with, and all of that should be open to the public,” he said.

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