Senator Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, has called for the subpoena of flight logs and passenger details from Jeffrey Epstein’s private plane, known as the “Lolita Express.” The Boeing 727 has faced allegations of transporting underage girls to Epstein’s global properties. During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Blackburn voiced her opposition to subpoenas related to a Supreme Court ethics probe and proposed issuing a subpoena to Epstein’s estate for the flight logs, emphasizing the need to identify individuals involved in potential human trafficking and abuse linked to Epstein.
Blackburn criticized the committee’s focus on the Supreme Court’s legitimacy, calling it a “sham” and highlighting pressing issues such as social media’s impact on children, the open southern border, and missing children under President Biden’s administration.
The proposed subpoena’s potential impact on making Epstein’s flight logs public remains unclear, as a subpoena is a formal order compelling someone to testify or produce documents in a legal setting.
Chairman Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, halted plans to authorize Supreme Court subpoenas due to Republican resistance. Blackburn’s office has not provided additional comments on the matter.
In parallel developments, a spokesperson for 2024 presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. confirmed that Kennedy flew once on Epstein’s plane in 1993 from New York City to Palm Beach, Florida, with his family. The representative clarified that Kennedy’s wife and children were on the flight, and Epstein’s girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell offered them a ride. Importantly, there is no direct evidence implicating listed flight passengers in Epstein’s crimes, and social media speculation suggesting complicity by all those who knew him is unfounded.
The list of people allegedly on Epstein’s plane includes Donald J. Trump, Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey, Chris Tucker, Bill Gates, Prince Andrew, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., violinist Itzhak Perlman, former U.S. Senator John Glenn, and former Senate majority leader George Mitchell, as reported by the AP and CNN.
The American people deserve to know the names of every person who participated in Jeffrey Epstein’s human trafficking ring.
We need to see his flight logs. I’ve asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to authorize a subpoena to his estate so we can review these documents.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) November 9, 2023