During the past couple of days, I've noticed that all the ANSWP websites have been down. This includes Overthrow, the Overthrow blog, and all the ANSWP state unit blogs. The only exception is the ANSWP Yahoo Group, but you must join the group to view the message traffic.
Now we have an answer. An individual nicknamed Pastor Visser published the following message from Bill White on the Vanguard News Network Forum:
The FBI this morning raided our server facility and seized our servers claiming that they contain evidence that we conspired to commit violent acts against Mark Hoffman, juror in the Matt Hale case.
This assertion is false. The server seized contains no emails or documents other than those available publicly on the web, and I have had no discussions regarding Hoffman with anyone, never mind theatening discussions of any sort.
I did, howeve, receive affidavits from individuals Friday indicating federal agents offered them money to commit violent crimes against people profiled on our website in order to implicate us in those crimes.
I expect we will have a court order returning the machines by the end of the week.
I am out of town. They have also taken a router and other electronic equipment not specified on their warrant, probably because they look like computers. The site will be down until we can get that equipment returned.
We have not theatened anyone nor implied a threat to anyone, and, in the end, all the feds can do is harass us.
Note how vindictive the FBI is. They know damn well that a router is NOT a computer, but they deliberately take all the associated equipment just to make it harder and more expensive for him to get a temporary replacement if he chose to do so. As the Shaun Walker Trio found out, and as Alaska Senator Ted Stevens is currently finding out, the FBI is NOT interested in justice. They are only interested in destroying peoples' lives.
The FBI's seizure of this equipment may be connected to the developments discussed in this separate VNN Forum thread, but this cannot be verified at this time.
Update October 12th: Bill White sent out another e-mail, expanding on the previous information. The entire e-mail is posted on Harold Covington's DownWithJugEars website. The pertinent part states, "All of our backup equipment is intact, and a router is being overnighted to us for arrival Monday morning. I expect the site will be back online Tuesday (Oct 14th). I also expect we will receive, this week, a protective order requiring the FBI to copy whatever information they think is relevant to their search warrant and return our equipment to us by no later than the end of the week".