The U.S. Department of Justice formally requested to speak with in connection to his links to the now deceased billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes. As Town and Country reports:
Over the weekend, the Sun reported that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) had filed a “mutual legal assistance” request regarding Prince Andrew, officially requesting to speak with him in the investigation into Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes.
According to the paper, “MLA requests are only used in criminal cases under a legal treaty with the UK,” and this action “means Andrew, who ‘categorically denies’ any wrongdoing, could now be forced to appear in a UK court as a witness within months.”
Per the Sun, a decision has yet to be made on the request, and journalists Tom Wells and Matt Wilkison cite an anonymous source, who calls the whole situation a “diplomatic nightmare.”
Today, Prince Andrew’s legal team publicly responded to the story in the Sun, stating that the royal has “offered his assistance as a witness” in investigations regarding Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes three times this year.
Some have speculated that the move could be a precursor to a potentially attempt by the Department of Justice to eventually prosecute Prince Andrew for his alleged role in Epstein’s crimes.