Dick Durbin Accused Of Blocking Epstein Flight Log Subpoenas

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has made news recently in her attempt to obtain and release copies of the flight logs from Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet.

On November 9, Blackburn called for the Senate Judiciary Committee to issue a subpoena against the Epstein estate to obtain the flight logs. The chairman of that committee, Dick Durbin (D-IL), according to Blackburn, blocked the request for the subpoenas from even being presented.

Almost one month after allegedly blocking the subpoenas, Durbin was asked by a Fox News reporter about the flight logs to which Durbin replied, “It’s never been raised to me by anyone. It’s the first time anyone has raised it.”

Durbin’s assertion that the issue had never been raised after Blackburn clearly raised it, has caused many in the media to question why Durbin has taken that stance.

Blackburn has refused to give up on her attempt to get subpoenas for the flight logs. Just two days ago, she posted on her website that Durbin was aware of her amendment to subpoena the flight logs as far back as November 9.

“Claim: Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin falsely claimed he was not aware of Senator Marsha Blackburn’s amendment to subpoena Jeffrey Epstein’s flight logs during today’s hearing with FBI Director Christopher Wray,” she states on her Senate web page.

“Fact: Senator Blackburn pushed for her amendment in numerous judiciary hearings that Durbin presided over on November 9 and November 30,” she concluded.

Durbin, for his part, continues to push the narrative that he did not know that Blackburn had been trying to get the flight logs. A recent Judiciary Committee meeting included Durbin going on the record to ask Blackburn about the matter.

“You and I have never personally discussed this, have we?” asked Durbin.

“We talked briefly on the floor,” said Blackburn.

“You never mentioned what the subject matter of your amendment was,” said Durbin.

“In committee, I brought up the subject matter of my amendment,” said Blackburn.

“Not in my presence,” said Durbin.

Durbin’s desire to continue pushing the narrative that he was unaware of the amendments has led Blackburn to question his motive. She has been clear and vocal about her desire for the information to be made public and is now wondering why Durbin does not want that to happen.