US Attorney Strauss: We’d welcome Prince Andrew ‘coming in to talk with us’

Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts **FILE PHOTOS**

I’m splitting up the Ghislaine Maxwell stuff because A) there’s so much and B) I wanted Mummy’s Favorite Son Prince Andrew to get a post all to himself. For months now, Prince Andrew has reportedly whined to staff and lawyers that Ghislaine Maxwell needs to be found, because she would be able to explain all of the Jeffrey Epstein stuff. While he was whining, Jeffrey Berman, the then-US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, was going deep into all of Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes and the crimes of Epstein’s associates. It was Berman who was hellbent on the FBI or DOJ conducting a real interview with Prince Andrew, much to Andrew’s dismay. Andrew wanted to merely give Berman a written statement, and Andrew suggested that the US Attorney for the SDNY was some kind of gauche clout-chaser. Andrew demanded an “olive branch” from the SDNY. What he got was… Donald Trump firing Berman. Interesting, right?

When Berman was fired, I was depressed because I thought this could be a major blow to the investigation into Epstein’s associates. Looking back on it in the wake of Maxwell’s arrest, I think Berman was fired (at least partly) because his investigation into Maxwell was going so well. They knew where she was and were close to locking things down. Thankfully, when Audrey Strauss (the temporary US-A) took over, she just picked up where Berman left off. One of Strauss’s first acts was to oversee the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell. All things considered, this is TERRIBLE news for Prince Andrew, because if the FBI and DOJ felt bold enough to arrest Maxwell, that means that Maxwell’s “protected” status is over and she might sing like a canary.

So I thought all of that was going to be the amazing story of how Prince Andrew was getting all sweaty as he watched everything unfold across the pond. But then Audrey Strauss answered a question about Andrew during her press conference on Thursday!!

Following the arrest of Jeffrey Epstein’s associate Ghislaine Maxwell in New Hampshire this morning, one question is top of mind: how will this affect her friend Prince Andrew? Audrey Strauss, the acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, spoke of the royal during today’s press conference officially announcing the charges against Maxwell.

“I’m not going to comment on anyone’s status in this investigation but I will say that we would welcome Prince Andrew coming in to talk with us, we would like to have the benefit of his statement,” she said. “I have no further comment beyond what I just said, which is that our doors remain open, as we previously said, and we would welcome him coming in and giving us an opportunity to hear his statement.”

[From Town & Country]

Again, Strauss put the emphasis on “coming in to talk with us.” They will not accept some written statement where Andrew claims he doesn’t know anything about human trafficking or rape, gentleman’s honor!

Royal commentator Phil Dampier ran to Newsweek to talk about how awful Maxwell’s arrest was for Andrew. Dampier is usually talking sh-t about Meghan, and I forgot that some of these commentators can actually talk sh-t about other royals too. Dampier said: “This is a bombshell for Prince Andrew and the whole royal family. He will obviously be worried about what Ghislaine is going to say and do. His lawyers will fear that she could attempt to do some kind of plea bargain and implicate not just Andrew but other influential figures.” LOL. When the “establishment” royal commentator accidentally says the truth. I bet the Queen is sh-tting bricks in Windsor Castle and Andrew is sweating bullets at the Royal Lodge. I would also guess that Andrew will beg mummy for another church-ride on Sunday. Bet.

Here’s Audrey Strauss answering the Andrew question:

Questioned for his connection with Jeffrey Epstein, Prince Andrew "puts an end to his public commitments" **FILE PHOTOS**

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  1. Sandy says:

    I love the veiled, polite statement by Audrey. She knows pedo Andrew knows what Maxwell’s arrest means for him. Hahaha I hope he’s got diarrhea from nervousness and that his phone is on speed redial to his mom and his lawyer.

    • Shane says:

      Right? I also think her answer was measured because that might be the directive she received from her bosses… to go soft on Andrew. Remember ABC killing that story due to palace threats? And old Betty calling Trump ahead of 4th July. I read she doesn’t do that often, or ever, but I could be wrong 😉

      • anon says:

        The mismatched accounts of that Trump-Betty phonecall from their respective offices were a dead giveaway that they both were lying about the real motive of that very suspicious conversation.
        The core was Andrew’s paedophiliac activities and giving a heads-up on Guislaine being arrested.

    • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

      What *I* find interesting is that #TraitorTangerineTwitler and Petty Betty had a phone call the day before Maxwell was arrested.

      • Seraphina says:

        @OG, I thought that I read that, the phone call. I bet my left ass cheek that it was over this story. Trash her and her family.

    • Chelsea says:

      What’s most interesting is that the original question she was asked is if Prince Andrew was a suspect to which she replied that she won’t comment on anyone’s status in the investigation. I think she’s definitely sending a message that he needs to voluntarily cooperate before the issue of his cooperation is no longer voluntary.

      • HeyDay says:

        Would The US SDNY atty give a “polite” statement? Nervous they aren’t just flat out indicting the #princepedo?

      • Katherine says:

        Why would anyone accept an “invite to chat” with prosecutors? LOL! That’s why we have a Fifth Amendment right NOT to accept such chats. If they want him they can do it legally. Subpoena him to a Grand Jury or to a trial and then he should still assert his Fifth Amendment right not to answer questions that could link him to any criminal activity. Period.

        I hope everyone knows this.

  2. Suzieq359 says:

    He’s not the only one sweating. There’s lot of big names. Wonder if Bing knew the arrest was imminent.

    • Calibration says:

      Bing inherited 600 mill 35 years ago and lost it all. He may have been involved but he was broke and had never earned a dime in his life. Reasons to top himself

    • Betsy says:

      Someone asked for any proof at all that Bing was involved and no one provided any.

      • Purplehazeforever says:

        Did I miss something? How is Bing linked to this?

      • Suzieq359 says:

        Bing was friends with Epstein so there have been whispers. Plus I believe 4 of Epstein’s friends have committed “suicide” in the last few weeks so there has been some questioning the timing as well if they were legit suicides or connected to this bigger picture.

      • Jaded says:

        Suzieq359: Bing was NOT friends with Epstein, only peripherally acquainted with him through Clinton and some of his philanthropic work. He had been suffering depression and bipolar disorder for many years. That plus losing his fortune put him over the edge. Furthermore I have seen absolutely nothing in the press about Epstein’s “friends” committing suicide in the last few weeks. Please don’t spread unfounded and salacious stories.

      • Katherine says:

        Rich people all go to the same events, support the same “causes”. Epstein was a social climber and, of course, he’d be at all these NYC society functions. The fact that others also attended these same events means absolutely nothing. Even being in Epstein’s little black book means little or nothing. If it did then we need to dig up Brooke Astor and start insinuating she was involved.

        Need I remind everyone of the sweet and lovely Rosalyn Carter smiling in a photo with John Wayne Gacey?

  3. Seraphina says:

    This is wonderful, wonderful news. I pray they can protect her from “herself” so that she stands trial. I would so love to watch that entire trial.
    I do have a question, I may be wrong, did his mummy call Trump and then the attorney investigating was fired by POTUS???

    • Marjiscott says:

      I agree sadly, for the time being, that’s where it will end. I would look for more shenanigans from Barr’s office. Audrey could be next to be replaced. What gets me is the obvious corruption of this Administration in plain view.

    • EveV says:

      Serephina
      No, the attorney general was fired a few weeks ago. The call between Drumpf and Petty Betty was just a few days ago, which was the day before Maxwell was arrested.

      Still can’t believe that Petty Betty and POS Donny couldn’t even get their story straight on what the phone call was about, knowing the story was coming out the next day about Maxwell’s arrest. Neither of them are very bright, I guess. Or just that arrogant. Or both, in both of their cases.

  4. Neners says:

    This is THE story every royal reporter should be focusing on and nothing else.

  5. Lisa says:

    This is getting good.

  6. Sofia says:

    Photos with mummy incoming in 3… 2…

  7. Digital Unicorn says:

    Yep – the RF are likely bricking it over this as she WILL talk to save her own ass. Apparently she is suing Epstein’s estate to cover her legal fees – girl is a leech and it seems she’s ran out of protectors and people who will fund her. Also, I was reading that the house she was in when arrested was bought for her by her wealthy tech BF.

    SDNY clearly have enough evidence for a trial – I expect that they will have built a water tight case against her.

    I have always thought the Feds have evidence on Andrew which is why he is desperate to hide behind Mummy’s skirts. And yeah cue a pap stroll with Mummy soon or cue TQ chucking the Cambridges under the bus to protect her favourite son. She can’t use the Sussex’s any more.

    • Darla says:

      He’ll never set foot in the US again I guess. I wonder if it will get to the point where he can’t leave England?

    • Becks1 says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if she tells them EVERYTHING in order to receive a reduced sentence or out and out immunity. I’m not betting on the immunity unless she is able to give them some other big names and enough information for an arrest/indictment/possible conviction. I don’t think they’ll give her immunity unless she gives them everything and it’s rock solid for other people because they are going to want one person, at least, to go to jail for this, and they aren’t going to let her walk without having bigger names as a result. I think she knows that, and she knows a reduced sentence is a possibility too.

      She’s going to talk.

      • Purplehazeforever says:

        I’m cynical because Epstein died in prison. I don’t have faith she will live long enough to talk.

      • Melissa says:

        @ Purple – it is hard to think this is going to go much farther, I remember we were all convinced Epstein was going to talk too…apparently we weren’t the only ones who thought that.

      • Jaded says:

        If she spills the big tea she’s going to have to get a new identity and facial reconstruction surgery. She will have a bullseye on her the size of a football field if she doesn’t. Otherwise she’ll be kept in locked-down solitary the rest of her miserable life. Either way you look at it she’s f*cked without a kiss.

    • Lizzie says:

      Liz absolutely threw the Sussex under the bus today. Couldn’t defend Meghan against smears when they are true.
      I bet they won’t even go back for the one year review.

      • Feeshalori says:

        I think at this point the only type of review that’ll happen will be Harry and Meghan tersely informing the RF via long-distance communication that they’ve reviewed this sh$tstorm of a situation, don’t call us we’ll call you, and that they have permanently left the building (with apologies to Elvis).

    • MerlinsMom1018 says:

      @Digital Unicorn
      Ohhhhhhh I dunno. That foul family will try 6 ways to Sunday to blame Meghan.

  8. SomeChick says:

    His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, Duke of York (Inc) most certainly deserves this – and many more – posts all to himself regarding this.

  9. Jay says:

    Who is paying for the high powered lawyers Andrew must have hired?

    To mention Andrew by name…he must be sweating (oh, I forgot, he can’t sweat🙄)

    • Betsy says:

      Ha ha to your nice callback of his “medical condition.”

    • anon says:

      The British payers are paying for it, of course. Just don’t them… they may need those funds to buy the Queen a new yacht.

  10. Eleonor says:

    And Harry and Meghan were destroying the Monarchy.

  11. Call_me_al says:

    Go Audrey go! My new heroine!

  12. Jaxonmeh says:

    I’m so glad the wheels of justice are wheeling again on this. And can’t wait to see these people all get what they deserve.

    But I also absolutely needed something to take the edge off of my own families ongoing blatant pandemic stupidity this morning. Thank you Kaiser.

  13. MellyMel says:

    Let me get my popcorn!

  14. TheOtherOne says:

    My initial reaction when Berman was fired is this had something to do with PA. And yesterday, I saw a headline that Trump and Liz had a conversation on the phone. I didn’t read it because I am over both them but what was the conversation about? And more importantly, why did it have to be leaked?

    • Tia says:

      The interesting thing about the call is that the UK and US official descriptions involved completely different conversations (which is why people think it may have been about Andrew).

    • Marjiscott says:

      The phone call was from The Queen to Trump about the imminent arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell. Unlike Trump, she gets her daily briefings in those red boxes that are meant for her eyes only. She wants this stopped now. Every world leader (and Queen) knows how easily it is to manipulate him.

      • CatWomen says:

        If the Queen called Donald Trump , something that it probably killed her to do, it’s a clue the PA is involved in some thing deeper then what we already know. That alone pretty much confirms PA is a lier otherwise if he’s innocent no need right? The thing with Andrew is Epstein must have told him a lot about other players and big stuff that was going on. This is going to get crazy.

  15. Poisonella says:

    Look for a flurry of bad press for Meghan, every time there is a new development with this Pedo Prince Andrew scandal- voila! Each day I am more convinced, the RF was going to use her this way.

  16. Ellen Olenska says:

    Now I’m worried that Ghisalane or Audrey Strauss or both will suddenly be exposed to a killer case of Covid. Be safe Audrey.

  17. grey says:

    There are two ways, unfortunately, why he is going to get away with it:

    1. He is not going to talk to the FBI and condemn himself out of his own mouth (anymore than he already did in that interview), because his lawyers will have told him to go no comment.

    2. There is no way the UK will allow him to be extradited to the US.

    • Melissa says:

      I believe he would actually have to be charged with a crime before they could request extradition to stand trial. Unfortunately I don’t believe it will get that far, I’m sure they are trying to rehire the sleeping guards as we speak.

    • Jaded says:

      From the BBC News site:

      Under something known as “Mutual Legal Assistance” (MLA), both prosecutors and the lawyers acting for Epstein’s/Maxwell’s accusers can issue a formal request for the prince to give evidence (known as a deposition) in the UK. In relation to the criminal investigation, this would take place at a magistrates’ court, almost certainly Westminster Magistrates Court, where it is customarily done. Prince Andrew would be sworn in and asked questions. The hearing would take place before a judge in private. However, he could exercise his right against self-incrimination and choose not to answer.

      In relation to the civil claims, there is a similar process. Again, a formal letter of request must be issued under MLA. The High Court would then appoint an examiner – either an experienced barrister or a “master”, a judge who deals with procedural matters before a trial. Prince Andrew would be required to attend a place and answer questions on oath in a private hearing. Questions would be put by lawyers representing Epstein’s accusers, and Prince Andrew would be entitled to legal representation.

      • Mary says:

        OK, I am confused because the BBC reported nearly a month ago that an MLA request had been made but no recent mention of it; and, today, Johnson said that whether Andrew testifies is up to the Royal family. WTF?! They really are above the law.

  18. Sankay says:

    I don’t really care about Prince Andrew, to me it’s Dershowitz who we should be focusing on.

    • tcbc says:

      We can focus on more than one person at a time.

    • Heylee says:

      I have read and watched everything I can get my hands on regarding this case. I believe Virginia. Dershowitz was so Damm smug on camera denying he slept with her. I do not believe the denial, reminded me of Kavanaugh’s fake tears and outrage.

      But I wonder why you think he should be focused on? Because of his work to defend Epstein or his own role as a rapist?

  19. ABritGuest says:

    I yelped when she mentioned Andrew coming in to give a statement! No Andrew a written statement will not do. I wonder what will happen next. I really hope no sudden ‘illness’ etc befalls her. And yes I do think Liz’s call to Trump days before Independence Day (hello have any commonwealth countries had such a call before?) was suspect.

    I wonder why Ghislaine wasn’t really in hiding. Maybe means she doesn’t have backers& may cooperate to save herself.

    It always amazes me how press creates so much drama& have stirred up so much resentment against Harry and Meghan when Andrew is right there.

    • Izzy says:

      At this point, it’s probably BECAUSE of Andrew that the media keeps stirring up crap about Harry and Meghan. Deflection.

  20. Mrs. Peel says:

    Get those extradition papers started ASAP.

  21. Purplehazeforever says:

    You guys have too much faith…I doubt Maxwell will talk.

    • MaryContrary says:

      I’m with you. I’m completely cynical. Maybe somebody more “low level” just to try and get her sentence reduced. But I don’t think she’s going to give up any big names.

  22. KellyRyan says:

    House of Cards, one by one. Pressure on Andy to leave the UK and find a place to hide. Best if she talks and enters WitSec and remains in the public eye. She faces life in prison, and if there is a trial, holy guacamole. :) The main characters in this drama are Andy and Drumpf.

  23. S808 says:

    I doubt she will talk tbh, but I’m glad this is back in the forefront of the news cycle. Now we just wait for the suicide headlines.

  24. I'm With The Band says:

    I strongly suspect that Ghislaine will meet a similar fate to Jeffrey’s. If she lives long enough to spill the truth, I’d very surprised. There are some incredibly high profile people that are shitting their britches right now.

  25. Lively says:

    This pig is going to get away with it …justice system is not built to punish the bourgeoisie. And that hope you have that it will is exactly why there will never be any changes to the current functionality of our collective world. There’s too much belief of decency and justice in this system that is all a mirage of. I think those movies of people chasing justice to be served has messed us up on how we look at these systems, F U Hollywood.
    This woman is going to be killed just like Epstein, case closed. And we will be commenting on these peadophiles on comments sections as their lives merely goes on.

  26. My3cents says:

    We need another bus with his pic on it.

    • Heylee says:

      I’ll pitch in some money if we want to fund another bus to drive around London with PA face on it with fake iron bars over his face. The number of young girls and women’s lives that were destroyed by this… it’s heartbreaking, soul crushing.

  27. tcbc says:

    Maxwell will conveniently come down with COVID.

  28. LE2020 says:

    I don’t know much about Berman but I am so appreciative of what he did. I read a pretty in depth article of how he fought to put Audrey in charge when he found out about his firing – he wasn’t going to leave unless it was her taking over (which was the law anyhow but Barr was trying to have the NJ prosecutor in the interim). It was fascinating and he has my gratitude. The march to justice continues.

  29. Summer says:

    I was glad to hear a reporter ask the FBI about him. He needs to do the right thing, fly to NYC and talk to the FBI. Wishful thinking….

  30. Storminateacup says:

    Love how Americans don’t give a shit about Andrew’s royalty. He’s not going to talk to the FBI, nothing will happen to him here in England and Ghislaine will not say a word. The most we can hope for is a public shaming.

    • Marjiscott says:

      You are making a logical argument that nothing will happen to Andrew as long as HM The Queen is alive. But she’s 94 years old . She can’t live forever. Brother Charles won’t be so protective of his brother….Maybe in a year or two…

  31. ODIE says:

    Wasn’t there a story just recently that she was staying in Paris (very near Epstein’s home)? I wonder if that misdirect came from her camp or the FBI. I’m so happy for her victims.

  32. Likeyoucare says:

    I hope the shit cant sleep and has dhiarrea every night and the shit’s mother abdicated with shit on her face.

  33. blunt talker says:

    This man has done far worse than any other royals I can remember. He has actually damaged young girls mentally and physically and gets to hide behind his mother’s skirt. After Maxwell was arrested I thought it strange about the phone call between Trump and the Queen. He was giving her a heads up of what is about to happen. They can stop talking about Harry and Meghan leaving the FIRM-Damage to the firm is a scandal like this which has caused actual harm to another person-you can’t get around it-when people start to be negative about the Sussexes-just say you are stuck on stupid-go save your pedo Prince Andrew.

  34. anon says:

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/ghislaine-maxwell-kevin-spacey-sat-on-royal-thrones-at-buckingham-palace-in-visit-arranged-by-prince-andrew

    Ghislaine Maxwell and Kevin Spacey Photographed on Royal Thrones in 2002 Buckingham Palace Visit

  35. RoyalBlue says:

    looks like this is her Maj’s annus horribilis to top all previous annus horribilis.

    and it’s not over yet. noose is tightening Andrew!

  36. Jen says:

    Hopefully this is the beginning of the end of the monarchy. As a canadian, i dont support it after The Queen’s reign is ended.

  37. Sass says:

    Lol Dampier said the quiet part out loud 🤭