Not only are they claiming to innocent of federal charges but TERESA GIUDICE & hubby  Joe are damned if the Gorgas raise their sniveling offspring

RHONJ players Teresa & Joe Giudice insisted they were innocent of the 39 fraud charges against them in an explosive interview with Andy Cohen.

And, in an eye raiser (for fans of the Housewives genre that can still get their lazy lids unfurled by shenanigans), their family feud with Teresa’s bro Joe Gorga and his wife Melissa is alive and well, RadarOnline reported.

 Joe said his in-laws haven’t been supportive — and would NOT be called on to raise the Giudice children if Teresa and her husband have to serve jail time!

“If God forbid, something should ever happen to where we would have to worry about where the kids would go, it wouldn’t be Melissa and Joe,” said Juicy Joe declared.

“I’d have my brother,” take care of the children, Joe said.

 “But I definitely don’t think my kids would want to go with Melissa and Joe after all the things that they say on television about their mom.”

Then, when asked if Teresa’s brother and his wife had been supportive during the Giudices’ indictment scandal, Joe snapped, “Not really.”

He said they phoned “here and there.”

Teresa interjected, “They called. But Andy, there’s nothing that anybody could do.”

As far as where the kids will go if the worst happened, Teresa insisted, “I’m not thinking about that right now.

“I’m focusing on just staying positive, being a mom.”

NY Times reviewer: “Avoid.”