Prince Andrew called the US Attorney for the SDNY a clout-chaser, OMG

Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts **FILE PHOTOS**

First, let me clarify some of the legal issues around Prince Andrew. It’s absolutely true that Andrew has been wanted for questioning by federal authorities here in America because of his connection to Jeffrey Epstein, and possibly because he committed crimes alongside Epstein. But Andrew is also facing a lot of scrutiny for the civil lawsuits from several of Epstein’s trafficking victims. Those lawyers have been trying to depose Andrew for years as well, and they’re piling on the DOJ’s moves. I bring this up because there are two groups of lawyers: the Gloria Allred variety, who are perfectly willing to “try” their cases in the media, and the federal prosecutors who only go public when they’re being stonewalled by the British establishment.

Over the weekend, we heard about the federal prosecutors and how they maneuvered their case to file a request through the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty. This means that DOJ is officially tired of seeking to question Andrew through the State Department or whatever Ministry. By doing it this way, the DOJ is basically putting additional pressure on Andrew to talk to either them, or their British equivalent (which would be working on the DOJ/FBI’s behalf). At first, “sources” told the BBC that Andrew was “bitterly unhappy” about the fact that this MLA request was leaked, and Andrew’s side called it “an extraordinary breach of confidentiality.” Because he’s used to stuffy boys’ clubs where one gentleman keeps a pedophile rapist’s secrets. Then Andrew and his team offered on-the-record statements:

Furious Prince Andrew launched an extraordinary public fightback today after US authorities made a formal request for him to be quizzed over the Jeffrey Epstein affair. The Duke of York released a bundle of bombshell evidence this afternoon as he hit back in the strongest possible terms at claims he has failed to engage with the American investigation. In an explosive letter, his legal team gave an account of their dealings with the US Department of Justice, claiming he has offered to be a witness three times this year.

Among the allegations raised in the document by the Duke’s lawyers were that: The Department of Justice had been ‘breaching their own confidentiality rules’; The DoJ had falsely claimed that the Duke has ‘offered zero co-operation’; The DoJ were more interested in ‘seeking publicity rather than accepting the assistance proffered’; An attempt by the DOJ to seek mutual legal assistance from the Home Office would be ‘disappointing’.

They said the DoJ has been ‘investigating Mr Epstein and other targets for more than 16 years, yet the first time they requested the Duke’s help was on January 2, 2020′. There has been some confusion over what the US is requesting against what Andrew is offering – with the Duke’s lawyers saying he has offered to provide a witness statement, but the US prosecutors said to be hoping to question him under oath.

In Andrew’s statement, the eighth-in-line-to-the-throne’s team at London-based lawyers added that the DoJ ‘reacted to the first two offers by breaching their own confidentiality rules and claiming that the Duke has offered zero co-operation’. They continued by saying of the DoJ: ‘In doing so, they are perhaps seeking publicity rather than accepting the assistance proffered.’

In the statement, issued shortly after 3.30pm this afternoon, the firm of lawyers said Andrew had offered to assist the DoJ three times this year and the authority first requested his help on January 2. They said: ‘Importantly, the DoJ advised us that the duke is not and has never been a ‘target’ of their criminal investigations into Epstein and that they sought his confidential, voluntary co-operation. In the course of these discussions, we asked the DoJ to confirm that our co-operation and any interview arrangements would remain confidential, in accordance with the ordinary rules that apply to voluntary co-operation with the DoJ. We were given an unequivocal assurance that our discussions and the interview process would remain confidential. The Duke of York has on at least three occasions this year offered his assistance as a witness to the DOJ. Unfortunately, the DOJ has reacted to the first two offers by breaching their own confidentiality rules and claiming that the Duke has offered zero co-operation. In doing so, they are perhaps seeking publicity rather than accepting the assistance proffered. ‘

[From The Daily Mail]

My non-lawyer reading of this is that Andrew’s lawyers listened to the DOJ’s requests for a formal interview and they said “well, you’re not getting that, but he’ll provide you with a lie-filled ‘witness statement’ at any time” and DOJ was like “LOL nah.” Which means that Andrew is insistent that he was merely an innocent bystander who merely saw a whiff of inappropriate behavior from Epstein, which he will willingly recount in a written statement. The federal prosecutors likely have evidence in hand that Andrew was involved (to varying degrees) with Epstein’s human trafficking and blackmail schemes.

As for this: “They are perhaps seeking publicity rather than accepting the assistance proffered.” This is the same thing Andrew’s lawyers claimed about Epstein’s victims’ civil attorneys too, that they were just clout-chasers looking to make a name for themselves by attacking Andrew. That argument falls flat when it’s federal f–king prosecutors though.

The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York issued this statement – again, Andrew is offering a “witness statement,” probably written. The USA for SDNY is all “bish, we’re going to need an INTERVIEW.” Andrew is lying his ass off.

Duke of York visits the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

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  1. Erinn says:

    I mean the argument falls flat as soon as you realize who’s making it. Nobody gives a flying f-ck about Andrew besides old Betty and maybe Fergie. He has to be the least popular in the family – I have a hard time believing anything other than that. He’s just so skeezy, and boring at the same time. What does he think he is, some kind of international dazzling star? It’s embarrassing. People literally call Will a penis with teeth, and I’d still rather spend a day stuck with him than 5 minutes stuck with this piece of garbage with sausage fingers.

    • Eleonor says:

      “What does he think he is, some kind of international dazzling star?”
      Well he is a Royal, the personification of entitlement.

      • Erinn says:

        Lol, fair. What I mean is he’s sort of a forgotten member, probably more so if you’re not from the UK. I’m Canadian. I know multiple of my coworkers were like “Wait… I thought the queen only had Charles and a daughter?” because people who don’t actually follow the royals at all just don’t care, or recognize these people outside of the main players.

      • Eleonor says:

        I am Italian, and i only know Fergie LOL
        But I think in his mind he feels as important as his brother.

      • Ginger says:

        I agree Erin, I had no clue Andrew existed before I started following Harry and Meghan. My knowledge of the RF was Charles, William Harry and the Queen. That was it. My Mom also has no idea who Andrew is.

      • manda says:

        Erinn–you are right! I’m not from the UK, but sort of interested in all the shenanigans and gossip, so I know a teensy bit of stuff. I literally learned there was a third son within the last few months. And I’ve been reading this site for YEARS. I can’t remember his name. Something of Wessex, I think? I am old enough, though, to remember when Andrew and Fergie got married and then when their girls were born, so I always vaguely knew about him

    • Becks1 says:

      I’m sorry, I know this is a weird reaction, but I’m cracking up here. I feel like you are usually very measured in your responses and very “both sides” and here you’re just like “PENIS WITH TEETH IS BETTER THAN SAUSAGE FINGERS!!!!!”

      (not that I disagree with what you are saying though lol)

      • Erinn says:

        LOL. I got up too early this morning and read a bunch of news articles that have made me angry, and drank entirely too much caffeine to boot. I’m amped! hahaah

    • Talie says:

      Sadly, meghan and harry would still be less popular than andrew in the family. That’s how messed up they are. It’s sick, but very obvious he is still in favor. Richard Kay has an article out today offering a defense of him.

    • Golly Gee says:

      Non-sweaty sausage fingers, don’t forget.

  2. Becks1 says:

    I do think your theory is right Kaiser. Andrew was like, “here’s a written statement that says nothing and contains no new information” and SDNY was like, nah. We want to talk in person. So Andrew thinks he is “cooperating” but he also thinks this is just like every other aspect of his life – he can just do what he wants and make whatever effort he wants, and he will be applauded and cheered for it.

    This time, he’s not getting the applause and he can’t deal with it, especially since the SDNY isn’t being subtle here.

    • Tok says:

      It’s hard to believe he has been getting away with this publicly for so long. I wonder if he will try to wriggle out some kind of deal with the persecutors. Will he really be able to get away with thus?

    • morrigan01 says:

      Andrew is probably confused and frustrated about dealing with section of Gov’t who clearly don’t care who the fuck he is.

      And I’ll just say it: I bet he expected Trump to get the DOJ/SDNY off his back about this or whatever. I’ve always thought there was some quid pro quo going on wrt Trump and Co’s trip and state dinner at the palace back in 2019. Especially given the reception he got from all of the RF the first time he went there in 2017.

      • NoWords says:

        Yep, I was going to say the same thing. He gets away with whatever because mummy has control over the media and government. But not here in the U.S. Nope. And if anything him being royalty will actually make the feds be harder on him.

    • Enny says:

      Ooh, I see what they’re doing. They’re trying to force his sausage hands to sit down with them in Manhattan…in July. Oof. I hope they videotape the deposition, the sweat will just be pouring off the stupid nonce.

    • TQ says:

      Yep, your theory seems on point, Kaiser. The SDNY US Attorney does not eff around with criminal prosecutions. SDNY prosecutors are considered the most elite federal prosecutor’s office in the US. The attorneys are super sharp and they eat defendants for breakfast.

      Andrew obviously is neck deep in Epstein’s crimes, and his counsel are telling him under no circumstances can he give the SDNY US Attorney an interview, particularly in light of how disastrous his BBC interview was. Andrew just isn’t bright enough not to incriminate himself

      And just like the others in House of Petty (am looking at you Betty, Workshy and Keen), he thinks he’s being sooooo savvy playing the PR game. But as others have said, totally falls flat. Andrew is way out of his depth trying to tussle with the SDNY US Attorney. He clearly won’t be setting foot on US soil anytime soon.

      • LaraW” says:

        There’s a reason why they’re known among lawyers as the Sovereign District of New York.

    • Livvers says:

      And the other thing is, while Andrew has been offering shallow gestures of cooperation, he seems to have forgotten that the DOJ/SNDY investigation was ongoing. If I were him I would be worried that while in January they may have assured him that he was only wanted for information gathering, now they are escalating to a far more formal legal questioning. While he spent these past 6 months dodging, what has their ongoing investigation turned up?

  3. Cate says:

    It’s so weird that he thinks so highly and mightily of himself. He is so butthurt that supposed confidentiality was breached (which to me would apply to any testimony not necessarily the fact that he is meeting with them, that ship has sailed). If he is so sure of his lies and version of reality then come on over and slap your hand on that Bible.

  4. Sofia says:

    Someone needs to drop the emails because these statements are contradictory

  5. Izzy says:

    Wow, are Prince Noncey and his lawyers a bunch of idiots. Between the criminal investigation and the civil suits, there will be several opportunities to drop the receipts on how many times they’ve tried to get his cooperation and how many times he really offered. Any lawyer with half a brain would take advantage of such an opportunity to drop said receipts. Neither Allred nor the SDNY attorney seem stupid. Looking forward to that day.

    Also, NO ONE in that pathetic family has any business complaining about leaking private information.

  6. RoyalBlue says:

    powerful men will close ranks and protect their own. i fear this non-sweater will get away scott free.

    • Jean says:

      I think you are wrong. The UK had to give Trump and his children a full blown state dinner even though they may not have wanted to do that. Brexit has made the UK dependant on other countries for economic survival. They need the USA. I believe the British government will hand over Andrew if a formal request is made. It’s a new day. The British RF is becoming less powerful just like their country thanks to Brexit. WHEN Andrew is handed over, nicely, the UK will see that the RF is not untouchable. The Tatler editor ignored threats from William. Just wait and see.

      • Sunday says:

        I agree with RoyalBlue. Yes, the DOJ is seeking justice, and yes the UK needs the US due to Brexit. However, the mistake in this thinking is equating Trump’s support with the DOJ. Trump has made it his mission to actively obstruct the DOJ at any chance he can get. Trump, Barr, and countless others in their circle of deplorables are all implicated in the Epstein case – both as clients, same as Prince Andrew, and potentially in his death as well. Trump might be having fun holding the Queen’s feet to the fire with this case (if he’s even paying attention), but if the DOJ makes any actual progress then Trump will squash it to save himself. So many powerful people are trying to prevent justice and exposure here I’m afraid the DOJ doesn’t have a chance.

      • Golly Gee says:

        The DOJ may be the face of U.S. government justice, but you don’t know who invisibly pulls the strings or how many of those in power –Republicans and Democrats — were involved with Epstein. They will keep this buried to protect themselves.

      • ClaireB says:

        I wonder if they will allow Andrew to be the sacrifice to keep the heat off themselves. Public interest has moved on to other things, especially since Epstein’s death and Maxwell’s complete disappearance mean things really cooled down in the press. If a moderately scandalous public figure is implicated, that might sate the appetite for justice against Epstein and no one but Betty cares about Andrew. And then the rest of the men in Epstein’s circle get away.

    • Golly Gee says:

      @claireB That depends. If Andrew offers up information about others in a bid for leniency, all bets are off. Pretty sure that’s why Epstein was offed.

      • Jaded says:

        I think that’s exactly what Andrew will do. Despite his veneer of royalty, at heart he’s a stupid, immature, arrogant buffoon who thinks mummy will be able to protect him. He’ll get himself backed into a corner and throw everyone under the bus possible to avoid admitting he forced himself on trafficked teenagers. That’s when he’d better get an assumed name, plastic surgery, and go live in a small Siberian village for the rest of his miserable life.

    • Jules says:

      times are changing, the truth will always come out. it’s a whole new world for everyone, including those who do not sweat. we are just witnessing his last feeble attempts to claw his way to the top.

  7. Lara says:

    I bet he’s sweating. Oh wait…

    • I am Mimi says:

      Why hasn’t Ghislaine Maxwell been arrested as well? Can we safely assume now that SHE has all the incriminating evidence that Epstein had before his “suicide”?

      • ClaireB says:

        Why does anyone think Ghislaine Maxwell is still alive? I don’t see any reason for her powerful friends to protect her rather than get rid of her, given how much she knows.

      • emmy says:

        I have gone full tinfoil on her. I think she was smarter than Epstein because she knew the boys would throw her to the wolves and she has all the blackmail material you can imagine. I don’t think she’s ever going to face repercussions. There’s no other explanation. Epstein probably thought he would never be convicted because of that but they got rid of him because she was the one holding the cards at that point.

      • Jaded says:

        @ClaireB – Ghislaine is alive. In March she sued Epstein’s estate for legal fees to defend herself against claims that she helped recruit women for him, the cost of security as she’s getting death threats, and safe accommodation.

    • Jazz says:

      Haha!

  8. morrigan01 says:

    The DOJ/SDNY seeking publicity? By going after Andrew? Brahahah! Oh, the self-important delusion that comes from being mummy’s favorite, huh?

    FYI Andy: No one here in the states cares about you on that level. Hell, we care more about *Kate* than we do about you (and we generally don’t care all that much about Kate). There are a ton of high profile Americans they could go after if publicity is all they wanted. (The current President for one).

    Anyway, that the DOJ/SDNY are doing this at all wrt Andrew means they must have some pretty interesting – and rather firm – evidence wrt Andrew. (And yeah, the leak was totally done by them). If he’s not careful, he might just fuck around enough for them to issue a formal extradition warrant on his ass.

    • VS says:

      self delusion it is…………this man thinks that someone going after him is clout chasing!!!! clout chasing will be going after people who are much more high profile than the RF could ever be…who does he think he is?

    • Jaded says:

      He’ll paint himself into a corner for sure, he’s too stupid to play their game. They will issue extradition papers unless he comes up with the goods on a bunch of other players and then he’ll have to live the rest of his miserable life under an assumed identity.

  9. OriginalLala says:

    He is vile, he is a criminal, he is a rapist – and the BRF has been protecting him and shielding him from justice for years. Never forget that. I truly despise the whole lot of them.

  10. Chica1971 says:

    Someone needs to remind him that SDNY is the same one that has DJT on the ropes. It’s the office Barr does not mess with..

    • morrigan01 says:

      SDNY still have a lot of sealed indictments from Muller’s investigation fwiu. It’s also where he sent a lot of the info/evidence for things that fell outside of his formal investigation.

  11. Marjorie says:

    Another bulletin from beautiful New Jersey – US Attorney Berman of the southern district of NY is a NJ home-grown sycophantic Trumpster who did a little free work for Cheeto to get this job. He has the intellectual depth of a woodchuck and the ambition of Justin Timberlake. US Attorneys of SDNY don’t normally put out announcements featuring their photoshopped faces.

    Anyway, hope Andrew rots in jail.

    • Nic919 says:

      That is my concern here. That Berman is doing a show but won’t really push things much because his buddy is linked to Epstein as well. If the SDNY still had Preet Bharara then I would have more faith

  12. Prairiegirl says:

    Clout chaser? This guy insisted his daughters be styled princesses despite the title having no practical purpose for two girls who would never matter in the line of Succession. Look in the mirror, man.

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      And don’t forget that he doesn’t regret being friends with Epstein because of the connections he made at the parties! He is the ultimate social climber.

  13. MsLib says:

    He is such a sleeze!
    Kaiser, you amaze me with your depth of knowledge and ability to get it down so I can understand it!

  14. KellyRyan says:

    It was either Kai or Cele who suggested watching Filthy Rich the Epstein story. I recommend it. It begins with an Epstein interview, “How many homes do you have?” Epstein answers. Every question after this point, Epstein answers by claiming the 5th, right to refuse. Andy isn’t going anywhere to be interviewed, UK or US. He’ll look foolish if he claims the 5th, if he lies he’ll be shredded by Allred. Well done, SDNY and the FBI.

    • Hoot says:

      Filthy Rich was the most in depth expose/documentary done to date. It was mesmerizing to me.

  15. Emmitt says:

    The American government doesn’t give six hoots about who Andrew thinks he is.

    Andrew better not ever step foot on any American soil because if he does, the Feds will snatch him up and Mommy won’t be able to help him.

    Of course, that will be Meghan’s fault, too.

  16. C-Shell says:

    His legal counsel know that allowing *anyone* to interview HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York, would be an unmitigated disaster, worse by far than the Maitlis interview. She was, after all, just a journo, sitting in Buckingham Palace, soft-peddling questions without receipts. They will put up any roadblock they can, obstruct and obfuscate, and he will only sit down in interview when he’s been dragged there kicking and screaming like the toddler he is.

  17. Lauren says:

    He is a liar. The fact that the rest of the BRF defend him is disgusting.

  18. Pat says:

    Didn’t that rapist Bill Clinton go on Epstein’s jet multiple times? Shouldn’t he be getting hounded too?

    • Maria says:

      He should be but he won’t because Democrat partisans think any criticism of Democrat figures helps Trump.

      • LaraW” says:

        @Maria
        Stones in glass houses. Trump often bragged that he was a good friend of Epstein. Such good friends that Trump threw a nice party for Epstein and 26 calendar girls.

      • BOYD says:

        The same Times article told of a party the future president hosted at his Mar-a-Lago club in 1992. The guest list? Epstein, Trump, and 28 “calendar girl” competition contestants. Ten years later, Trump told New York Magazine that he’d known Epstein for 15 years. “Terrific guy,” said Trump. “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, AND MANY OF THEM ARE ON THE YOUNGER SIDE.”

        TRUMP KNEW HE WAS WITH UNDERAGE GIRLS BACK IN 1992. AND HE DID NOTHING TO STOP IT. THAT’S CALLED BEING COMPLICIT. YET ANDREW TAKES ALL THE HEAT.

  19. BOYD says:

    See how tightly the Prince’s arm is wrapped around that smiling good-looking girl..
    No Question He was nailing her, and she liked it…. She’s a fraud for complaining now. She was 17 I hear. Plenty of us went off to War at 17…

  20. Lizzie says:

    Wait he thinks he has clout? In the US? Hahahahaha.