Why Are Democrats Still Protecting Epstein’s Flight Logs?

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With Jeffrey Epstein’s death in the rearview mirror, why are Democrats still so desperate to hide his records? It may be as simple as it appears to be – Democrats have far too many secrets to hide.
Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty in 2008 to charges of soliciting a prostitute and engaging in child prostitution, resulting in an 18-month jail sentence. Epstein reached a plea deal with prosecutors, pleading guilty to state charges in exchange for the US Attorney’s Office in Miami dropping federal prosecution. Epstein served approximately 13 months in a lenient work-release program, permitting him to leave jail during the day to go to his office.
Then, in 2019, he faced new allegations of sexually abusing numerous young girls between 2002 and 2005. Epstein faced up to 45 years in prison but was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell in August 2019.
It was the “suicide” that launched a thousand memes.
Epstein’s “suicide” was questionable, at best, because it was known that many prominent celebrities and politicians flew aboard the “Lolita Express,” Epstein’s private jet that was used to fly underage girls around the world, and specifically to his island.
The list has long interested Americans, with its promise of high-profile names engaging with the underage girls both on the plane and on Little Saint James, Epstein’s island of debauchery and unspeakable evil.
Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein’s “sex slaves,” claimed to have been aboard the plane with Prince Andrew of the United Kingdom, according to a court deposition. Bill Clinton, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Chris Tucker, Bill Gates, Kevin Spacey, and Donald Trump were also allegedly on the Lolita Express and spent time on the island.
In November, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to issue a subpoena against Jeffrey Epstein’s estate. This request was made during a Senate hearing on authorizing subpoenas for Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas in an ethics probe that Blackburn criticized as a “charade.” She emphasized the importance of the American people knowing more about potential participants in Epstein’s “horrific conduct.” She proposed issuing a subpoena to obtain the flight logs of Epstein’s infamous private plane, citing the numerous allegations of human trafficking and abuse surrounding the convicted sex offender.
Blackburn’s proposed flight log subpoena was intended to uncover the names of those who flew on the private jet to Little Saint James. She noted numerous high-profile names on the list and observed that they were mostly Democrats.
Her request was not fulfilled, but the matter remains a legitimate concern. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has renewed calls to subpoena Epstein’s flight logs and lambasted Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) for his refusal to cooperate.
Cruz emphasized the need for transparency regarding Jeffrey Epstein’s flight records while acknowledging that the complete list of passengers is currently unknown. He stressed that if any politicians, regardless of party affiliation, engaged in inappropriate activities, it is crucial to identify them.
Cruz expressed frustration over the apparent reluctance of Democrats to investigate the matter, suggesting they might be in a panic because they appear on the list or know who is on the logs.
Cruz is just the latest in a growing number of Republicans seeking the truth about the elusive Epstein flight logs. In a letter addressed to the House Oversight Committee, Representative Tim Burchett (R-TN) echoed concerns about the unanswered questions regarding Epstein’s operation. Burchett highlighted the need to uncover the identities of “America’s most powerful and well-known people” who may have been involved in Epstein’s activities. He argued that the American people have a right to know and that the victims deserve justice and accountability.
Burchett also accused Senate Democrats of “stonewalling” attempts to gather information, emphasizing that this issue should not be partisan.
The question remains – why won’t Democrats subpoena Epstein’s flight logs? If former President Donald Trump and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. are listed, Democrats would likely see it as a chance to tarnish their Republican 2024 rivals. The delay from Democrats in pursuing this opportunity suggests that the truth within those logs might be more embarrassing for the left than anyone dreamed possible.