The call from Senator Martha Blackburn (R-TN) for Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) to subpoena the unredacted flight logs related to Jeffrey Epstein’s private plane is gaining momentum as the Senate Judiciary Committee gears up to take its first action.
In a letter to Senator Durbin, the Republican Senator from Tennessee called for the committee to invoke a subpoena of the unredacted flight logs to gain better understanding of the circumstances around the late financier’s activities. Blackburn said that such information was needed in order to hold those who enabled, abetted and, in some cases may have even benefited from Epstein’s now well-documented criminal behavior.
The request nonetheless arrives as Blackburn and Durbin stand in two opposite sides of the aisle. Blackburn emphasized that the subpoenas were needed to uncover the information in order to help the victims of Epstein’s abuse, as well as to hold anyone accountable for the protection or facilitation of the financier’s crime.
“All Americans are entitled under the law to due process and to assurance that justice is served for them and their families. This requires assembling the full facts of a crime and of those who have abdicated their moral and legal responsibilities to provide that justice,” Blackburn wrote in the letter.
The letter stated that while some of the information withheld was related to national security, other parts were likely related to the powerful people who were part of the Epstein’s network, particularly those who facilitated, benefited from, and concealed his activities.
With Blackburn’s call, Senate Judiciary Committee has the power to subpoena the records from the missionaries as well as those of wealthy and prominent, known acquaintances. It has been reported that such action would not only provide a better understanding of the circumstances around Epstein’s criminal activities, but would also serve as the first step towards justice for his victims.