The Department of Justice (DOJ) has demanded that Prince Andrew be forced to answer questions about his links to pedophile child trafficker Jeffrey Epstein with US police. null
The DOJ sent the British government a formal notice that the Duke of York is now part of a criminal investigation. Despite Prince Andrew’s denial of any wrongdoing, U.S. authorities still want to question him over his role in Epstein’s child sex trafficking network.
In a stunning move, the U.S. have bypassed Buckingham Palace by filing a ‘mutual legal assistance’ request to the Home Office last month, according to reports.
Such requests are only used in criminal cases under a legal treaty with the UK.
Metro.co.uk reports: That could force the Royal to appear as a witness in a UK court within months – either voluntarily, or by being summoned from the US’s DOJ. A source told The Sun: ‘It’s a huge statement of intent from the US and it moves Andrew into the realms of a criminal investigation. It’s also frankly a diplomatic nightmare.’