According to Western media reports, federal prosecutors in New York have officially asked the British government to question Queen Elizabeth II’s son, Prince Andrew, in the case of Jeffrey Epstein, accused of sex trafficking and pedophilia. However, this request is more like a subpoena.
The Department of Justice bypassed Buckingham Palace by filing a mutual legal assistance request with the British Department of the Fatherland to force the 60-year-old prince to testify. If this request is approved by the British government, the FBI can ask the son of the Queen of Great Britain to testify under oath as a witness (if he refuses voluntary cooperation): unlike his mother, the Duke of York does not have immunity from prosecution. If he has to testify, he can do it in camera.
The Department of Justice cannot be frivolous with such requests, especially when it comes to a senior member of the British royal family. This puts the British government in a very difficult position, not to mention the position of the Duke himself,
– say the sources.
In addition, federal investigators are said to have attempted to interview Prince Andrew in the Epstein case for several months. And although he initially said he was ready to help the investigation, the prince later refused to cooperate with the FBI.
Recall that the son of Queen Elizabeth II has been charged with illegal sexual acts against herself Virginia Dzhuffre, whose Epstein had been in sexual bondage for 16 years. She said that she was repeatedly forced to have sex with Prince Andrew. He denied the allegations and said that he did not remember that he had ever met her.
Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide last August in a prison cell, awaiting trial for sex trafficking. After his death, prosecutors promised to continue the investigation against him.
The scandalous story in which Prince Andrew was involved casts a shadow over the entire royal family. The Duke of York himself resigned from royal authority last fall, and it’s not a fact that he will ever return.
Based on materials: www.spletnik.ru