Prince Andrew has a cache of emails proving he tried to ‘cooperate’ with the SDNY

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On so many of these Prince Andrew stories, I have to laugh to keep from crying. The smarm, the abuse of privilege, the colonialist attitudes, the racism, the years of predatory behavior, the human trafficking, the fact that Andrew’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein was so disgusting and criminal. Throughout it all, Andrew is still behaving like he has a “good name” which is being ruined by those damn American prosecutors and their attempts to speak to him.

The last we heard, Andrew was demanding an “olive branch” to “rebuild trust” from the Department of Justice, moreso from the Southern District. The SDNY has been trying to interview Andrew for months. And all he’s offered is a “witness statement.” Therein lies the problem – the SDNY clearly wants to speak to Andrew in detail about Epstein’s crimes, what Andrew witnessed and what Andrew participated in. Andrew just wants to pretend – he wants everyone to take his word – that he did nothing criminal and everyone else is lying. So now Andrew is telling everybody that he has the RECEIPTS on all of the cooperating he’s done with the SDNY. Again, all he’s offered is a witness statement.

Prince Andrew has exchanged dozens of emails with the US Department of Justice, proving he is co-operating with the investigation into his paedophile friend Jeffrey Epstein, a source close to the royal has claimed. Geoffrey Berman, the US attorney leading the investigation, previously claimed that Andrew had sought to ‘falsely portray himself as eager and willing to co-operate’. But he has now been accused of actively misleading the media and the public on the extent of Andrew’s co-operation – with the Duke an ‘easy target’.

Now, a source close the Duke has laid bare Andrew’s attempts to co-operate and help the investigation into Epstein. The source told the Spectator: ‘Berman has actively misled the global media and the global audience. The Duke’s legal team has dozens of email exchanges with the Southern District, proving that there has been full co-operation.’

It’s also been claimed that the DoJ didn’t make any effort to contact the Duke during Epstein’s lifetime, with initial contact only made after his death and after Virginia Roberts went on the BBC in November 2019 to air her accusations against Andrew. Even then, the Duke was only approached as a witness and not as a suspect. His lawyers are thought to have responded immediately and, in early January, sent the DoJ a proposal for how Andrew would deliver his witness statement.

This was apparently accepted by authorities – only for Berman to publicly blast the Duke a week later, accusing him of zero co-operation and of a ‘wall of silence’. According to the source, the DoJ have ‘targeted’ the Prince since Epstein’s death, with Berman using Andrew to ‘play to the US media’ and to appease the legal firms looking to get money for Epstein’s victims from his estate. Berman has even implied that the Duke aided Epstein’s crimes, claiming that the financier ‘couldn’t have done what he did without assistance’.

After Berman’s attack on Andrew, there was a ‘very frank exchange of views’ between the Duke’s lawyers and the Southern District. The source blasted Berman after the Home Office request came to light, accusing him of doing everything he can to ‘destroy’ public trust in Andrew. They said: ‘The Prince was quite simply an easy target.’Andrew was the least protected of all the individuals who knew Jeffrey Epstein — a lot less protected than Donald Trump or Bill Clinton or Ghislaine Maxwell, who has simply disappeared. Andrew was a sitting duck, and he wasn’t well protected by the team over at Buckingham Palace.’

[From The Daily Mail]

“His lawyers are thought to have responded immediately and, in early January, sent the DoJ a proposal for how Andrew would deliver his witness statement…This was apparently accepted by authorities.” Either it was accepted or it wasn’t, and it clearly WAS NOT. Can Andrew’s lawyers seriously be this dumb? To go to war with the SDNY over whether or not Andrew has “cooperated”? Let me make it clear for the British barristers: the SDNY clearly has evidence of Andrew’s participation in criminal activity, and they are not looking to treat him like a mere witness. Thus, a “witness statement” would be a waste of time. They are looking to question Andrew. And I’m sure that’s what the email receipts show too. But by all means, I hope Andrew’s lawyers make the emails public. Then we can all laugh together.

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  1. Izzy says:

    Is there a chance SDNY can make those emails public and call their bluff? Because I would love to see it.

  2. Eleonor says:

    ” in early January, sent the DoJ a proposal for how Andrew would deliver his witness statement”
    I am not a lawyer, but all I read it “he tried to impose his way” he tried to tell them how he could deliver the witness, when, and probably according to his needs.

  3. Priscila Bezerra-Fischer says:

    “witness statement.´” is the key word. They want from Andrew an interview, not a statement. Andrew wants an olive branch, which means he wants to be treated as a witness, despite physical proof he knows his accuser, her testimony and the testimony of people from Pedo island…he insists on being treated as a witness despite all above because he is a Prince, he is the son of Petty Betty and he cannot abide to be treated so poorly- like you know, a criminal.

    So, yes, this is just word salad. They are buying time and trying to cour public opinion. My guess this emails will be insisting on Andrew been called in for this witness statement, while the other part is like ” nah, we do not need this- we need, you know, the other thing?”—and this, in their head, is cooperation.

    On a side note, Andrew´s lawyers are right: he should not sit down for this interview as it will only produce more proof against himself. But they are being dumb by trying to blast the attorneys, which I am sure is a demand from Andrew, as he wants to save his ” reputation”

    I am sure this guy will actually piss the attorneys off eventually and they will do something drastic.

  4. 10KTurtle says:

    Let me guess: The emails all read some version of “Sorry, I’m busy that day.” “Nope, can’t do it that day either.” “Whoops, already committed to something else, catch ya later.”

    • Lola says:

      “The queen of England is my mummy” or “I am a prince” or “You should be honored that I even writing you, you peasants!!!”

  5. Hope says:

    Is this the inevitable end of living a life with no consequences? I hope Andrew continues to mess up his life so he should keep talking but from the BRF’s perspective it’s the wrong thing to do. Was Philip the only person who could control Andrew?

    The Queen clearly won’t do anything because she wouldn’t want to waste her beautiful mind on something like this. And for the defense about being such a MOM and so maternal about her “kid,” a protective parent would be telling her son to STFU. The Queen doesn’t care because it doesn’t affect her.

    • Carobell says:

      That is my take away from this too. He was raised to believe he was better than the young women he abused, that he deserved their attention and that of course every woman or girl would be flattered by his attention. I wonder if it even registers to him even today that none of those things are true? I still don’t think he truly understands how disgusting people find him and his actions.

      • Hope says:

        i think he does know and that’s part of what he seeks out -the power imbalance and being a difficult person that other people have to mollify. It’s a way to feel important when you lack talent and intelligence. When he was still a trade envoy, it was said he would do the opposite of what he was advised to do (William has bragged about doing a similar thing).

  6. Jay says:

    Hey Andrew! Wanna really stick it to those upstart Americans?

    Are you clever enough to show them up by releasing all of your emails and correspondence with law enforcement?

    That’ll teach them how an honourable man behaves. Should have everything cleared up quick as jiffy!

    Hey, you never know. Maybe he is as stupid as we hope.

  7. KellyRyan says:

    Foolish move by Andy. :) Your playing with real men whiny abuser. Looking forward to SDNY releasing the emails and/or a statement. Andy plays the, let me show you how powerful and stupid I really am. :)

  8. Loretta says:

    Yes, sure Andy

  9. Sofia says:

    I truly hope SDNY release those emails. Someone is lying and I bet it isn’t SDNY

  10. Ruby_Woo says:

    The amount of privilege is just shocking!

    But not as shocking as how Royal Reporters are literally repeating Andrew’s story as if he’s the one being done wrong. Trying to make out that the US is making an example of him and not treating him fairly. The mental gymnastics they do.

    Just take a trip to the US and give your statement if you’re that determined to clear your name.

    • Vava says:

      Exactly. This is not rocket science.

      For as wealthy as the RF is, I fail to understand why Andrew never got his teeth straightened. He looks like a vampire with those choppers.

  11. caty says:

    Unfortunately they will never be able to “get” him as he deserves to be gotten. He will never set foot in the USA again. Even though he will no longer have any official duties, and the RF will be desperate to have him shoved in the shed so to speak, he will be protected from any and all legal consequences at all costs.

    • KellyRyan says:

      Shades of Roman Polanski who was covered on this site. Thought he could return to California and be glorified. CA filed for his extradition, he fled to Switzerland, lived there for a year. Extradition denied, no surprise, as the US does not have an extradition agreement with Switzerland. I continue to think if Andy doesn’t shut up and leave the UK he might be looking at a similar situation. (Polanski fled bail in CA after admitting he had sex with an under aged girl.)

      • Becks1 says:

        Honestly, this is why I’m surprised they’re selling the Swiss chalet. I was expecting Andrew to move there full time and sort of disappear for the UK – both for PR purposes and legal purposes.

      • KellyRyan says:

        They’re selling it Becks? I thought mommy was paying off the loan.

      • Becks1 says:

        I thought they put it on the market and were hoping to sell it for more than they owed but the original owner (to whom they owe the money) didn’t want to wait and got ticked so started proceedings in court over it, so the queen stepped in. But I don’t know if that means they didn’t sell it? It always felt like their escape plan to me.

      • Shoshone says:

        I believe that Roman had full on intercourse sex with a 13 or 14 year old girl and that he gave her drugs to make her more compliant. I think that what he did was terrible and very damaging.

      • Nic919 says:

        Polanski was convicted of the crime and took off before sentencing so legally it is more serious than Andrew, only because Andrew hasn’t been charged…yet. That said I’m not sure what is to stop Virginia Roberts or any other woman from pressing charges against him now. There is usually no statute of limitations for rape.

  12. Becks1 says:

    Andrew isn’t protected? AYFKM????

    Anyway, reading between the lines, I think the Daily Mail knows Andrew is full of shit – “apparently it was accepted” the lawyers are “thought to have reached out” etc – they were clearly fed these lines from Andrew’s camp but even the damn mail isn’t brazen enough to just publish the lies wholesale.

    New flash, Buckingham Palace et al – when SDNY wants to interview you, you don’t send a proposal for your “witness statement.” Berman heard that BBC interview. They don’t want another version of that.

    • Becks1 says:

      And to clarify my last comment I know there are often negotiations between high-powered suspects/persons of interest and there is no way Andrew is going to show up in new York sans lawyers to talks to Berman. But his response was still….not what the SDNY wanted.

    • C-Shell says:

      I don’t know how much discretion is permitted by the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty, but I have to believe that once the SDNY has submitted a request under it for his attendance at an interview that would start serious negotiations between the SDNY/DoJ and the UK agencies about when and where. I think all this buzha buzha Andrew’s team has been spitting out is little more than posturing. Yeah, they should make that stack of emails public.

  13. aquarius64 says:

    SDNY definitely has the goods on Andrew and his lawyers don’t want him to fall into a perjury trap. The BM knows Andrew’s arrest, prosecution and conviction would end the British monarchy. If the House of Windsor falls the RRs lose their source of income.

    • Lush says:

      Andrews prosecution would not end the monarchy at all. He would simply be dropped and stripped of all titles or kicked out of the line of succession. The monarchy will keep chugging along like nothing happened.

      They will screw over their own to keep the fraud show going.

  14. Lisa says:

    That is not how it works but ok.

  15. Ana Maria says:

    funny and sad at the same time how out of touch with the real world Prince Andrew, his lawyers, palace courtiers and all of them are

  16. S808 says:

    I’m surprised Andrew hasn’t disappeared like Jeffrey’s GF did.

  17. Lexistential says:

    “BUT MY EMAILS,” he protests.

    Go ahead, Andrew. Release them.

  18. Linda says:

    I am still gobsmacked at the way Andy behaved during the interview. His body language, his expressions screamed privilege and conceit. He really thought he had it in the bag. What a complete waste of skin.

  19. adastraperaspera says:

    He should have quietly spoken to DOJ years ago to rat out bigger fish. But he probably knew his bad guy associates would find out and throw him out a window. He’s both a criminal and a coward.

  20. Jaded says:

    Interesting bit from an article by a lawyer specializing in working with MLA treaties:

    “It’s my understanding that even though Andrew has not been charged with any criminal offence in the US, under the MLA treaty, UK agencies such as the police or National Crime Agency are obliged to provide assistance to US Prosecutors with their investigations.

    Although a member of the senior Royal Family, unlike the Queen, Prince Andrew is not afforded sovereign immunity from criminal investigations. It remains to be seen whether Prince Andrew’s lawyers will be able to argue that his involvement in this investigation would impair the sovereignty, security or other essential interests of the UK.

    Although Andrew cannot be compelled to cooperate, Investigators have at their disposal, the full range of powers available to domestic investigators and prosecutors to obtain evidence, including witness summons and search warrants. Therefore if Prince Andrew chooses not to cooperate with investigators, he is opening himself and the Royal Family up to more invasive investigative practices, which could be far more embarrassing for the Royal Family.”

  21. Ariel says:

    I know it won’t happen. But i would love to see some charges filed against him. Just to see him be forced to appear in a US Court for a legal proceeding would be amazing.

  22. Angie says:

    OMG, this Chef’s kiss of an article. I don’t think I could love it more. Lol

  23. blunt talker says:

    He wants certain restrictions relating to the media and the questioning. They won’t give or promise him that. He has already stated he feels this inquiry is too public for his taste and prefer it be done in the quietest way possible with no leaks to the media.