Federal Prosecutors And FBI Ask To Interview Prince Andrew In Epstein Scandal As Fallen Royal Dodges Authorities

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Prince Andrew is in a tight spot after federal prosecutors publicly rebuked him and his bogus claim that he is cooperating with their investigation.

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman is, in fact, saying the exact opposite “to date, Prince Andrew has provided zero cooperation.”

So now they want to talk to him and are officially requesting an interview with the fallen royal. From ABC:

Federal prosecutors in New York along with the FBI have asked to interview Prince Andrew as part of their ongoing criminal investigation into Jeffrey Epstein’s co-conspirators, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman for the Southern District of New York said Monday.

“The Southern District of New York and the FBI have contacted Prince Andrew’s attorneys and requested to interview Prince Andrew and to date Prince Andrew has provided zero cooperation,” Berman said, standing on the front doorstep of Epstein’s East 71st Street mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where you can still see where the initials “J.E.” were pasted on the inner wall.

“He publicly offered, indeed in a press release, to cooperate with law enforcement investigating the crimes committed by Jeffrey Epstein and his co-conspirators,” Berman said.

Berman declined to elaborate on what prosecutors would like to know from Prince Andrew, although he said Epstein could not have committed the crimes he did without help from co-conspirators.

From The AP:

U.S. prosecutor overseeing the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking investigation said Monday that Britain’s Prince Andrew has been uncooperative in the inquiry so far.

Speaking at a news conference outside Epstein’s New York mansion, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, said prosecutors and the FBI had contacted Prince Andrew’s lawyers and asked to interview him.

“To date, Prince Andrew has provided zero cooperation,” Berman said. The Associated Press has asked Buckingham Palace for comment.

Andrew announced last year that he was withdrawing from his royal duties amid renewed attention of his friendship with Epstein, and a woman’s claim that she had several sexual encounters with the prince, starting when she was 17.

Virginia Roberts Giuffre says that after meeting her in Florida in 2000, Epstein flew her around the world and pressured her into having sex with numerous older men, including Andrew, two senior U.S. politicians, a noted academic, wealthy financiers and the attorney Alan Dershowitz, who is now part of President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team.