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Prince Andrew wanted for questioning by US prosecutor and the FBI

Tuesday, January 28th 2020 - 08:20 UTC
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United States Attorney Geoffrey Berman made the explosive claim in New York “To date, Prince Andrew has provided zero co-operation” United States Attorney Geoffrey Berman made the explosive claim in New York “To date, Prince Andrew has provided zero co-operation”

The scandal surrounding Prince Andrew's friendship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein has deepened after a leading US prosecutor said requests to interview the senior royal - including from the FBI - had been ignored.

United States Attorney Geoffrey Berman made the explosive claim in New York while providing a brief update on the criminal investigation into the inner circle of disgraced billionaire Epstein, who was found dead in custody last year.

The development threatens to engulf the royal family in a fresh crisis given the Duke of York had pledged during his disastrous tell-all interview to co-operate with law enforcement agencies, as well as in a later statement announcing his departure from royal duties.

In a press conference outside Epstein's former New York mansion, Berman - the most senior federal prosecutor in Manhattan - revealed the FBI and federal prosecutors had contacted Andrew's lawyers in an attempt to interview him.

“To date, Prince Andrew has provided zero co-operation,” Berman said. “He publicly offered, indeed in a press release, to co-operate with law enforcement investigating the crimes committed by Jeffrey Epstein and his co-conspirators.”

The comments are highly significant because until now it has been unclear whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation would even want to speak with Andrew. Berman would not say what prosecutors or the FBI wanted to know from the Duke of York.

In his now infamous interview with the BBC's Newsnight program, Andrew said he was prepared to give testimony or give a statement under oath “if push came to shove and the legal advice was to do so”. “I'm like everybody else and I would have to take all the legal advice that there was before I was to do that sort of thing. But if push came to shove and the legal advice was to do so, then I would be duty-bound to do so,” he said.

The interview, in which Andrew vehemently denied he had had sex with a woman who says she was trafficked by Epstein, spectacularly backfired and he was forced to abandon his royal duties days later.

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  • DemonTree

    Google 'human trafficking'. Dunno exactly what happened in this case or how much Prince Andrew knew, but many women and girls aren't doing this 'work' voluntarily.

    Jan 28th, 2020 - 11:03 pm 0
  • Livepeanuts

    In my time, the “oldest profession in the world” was configured as the supplier of “favours” or services for some “the pro” assisted some times by a promoter which would be called “the pimp”, and then you had the “client” who paid for the services of the supplier of favours, and that was it, that is how that profession worked for millennia, there was no getting paid twice.
    But things have changed: Women now are the ALLWAYS innocent victim, and are retroactively “the trafficked”, the friend / promoter who paid for plane tickets, entertainment etc. is now “the trafficker” and it seems to my astonishment that the “client” is now ALWAYS“ the guilty abuser / rapist” regardless of what really happened!
    In this case, in the worst case, I struggle to find anything wrong with anything the Prince could have done except to fall foul of the present rule of the feminists. I mean a 17 year old, consensual sex, totally legal in the UK!! Her photo denotes no anxiety with what she was doing.
    What has the guy done wrong? In my case, if somebody had introduced me to a THEN beautiful young woman of 17, I have to be honest, I would have done what the Prince is said to have done, as a lot of other men would have done. Some of the things Andrew did are not all intelligent, but, even in the worst case, I can't find anything illegal and a matter for the FBI, I am sure that the 17 year old “met” many people in her activities, and there may be a fortune being debated in USA, but that is another matter, perhaps the real matter.

    Jan 28th, 2020 - 11:57 am -2
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