The Right Wing Nut House caught my about the organization CREW on 10/01/06.
Well it seems that CREW is already disputing the FBI in the investigation that has been recently started.
Law enforcement officials said the allegations by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) are without merit, and they stood by allegations that the group had refused to provide some information to the FBI.
Then in another excerpt:
In subsequent days, unidentified Justice and FBI officials told reporters that the e-mails provided by CREW were heavily redacted and that the group refused to provide unedited versions to the FBI. One law enforcement official -- speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation -- also told The Washington Post the FBI believed that CREW may have received the e-mails as early as April and that the group refused to tell the FBI how they were obtained.
Seems Rick Moran is on to something about something being very fishy with this Crew Group and with the Stop Sex Predators blog and how it obtained the original emails.
Little Green Footballs has a very interesting entry in the comment section, that with a little investigative legwork, might just help us answer some of Rick's original questions about SSP.
This seems to indicate that the owner of SSP is in the Royal Oak, Michigan area. The Internet service provider WIDEOPENWEST, services two of the three zip codes for the area of Royal Oak, MI---the 48067 and the 48073 zip codes. The third zip code is not serviced by WIDEOPENWEST.
The Internet provider itself is located in East Lansing.
Latest updates.[UPDATE] 10/06/06. Well this is almost like having another job, but I have managed to narrow it down to SSP being owned by someone in Oakland County, 48073 zip code, area code 248. Slow going, but I am determined now, it is turned into a mission!!!!!
Ok, so it has become more than just my mission. Excellent updates from The Strata-Sphere, Ace of Spades and Riehl World View. We are getting there folks!!
I posted yesterday about SSP and some very strange things going on there in the last couple days. Namely the fact that whoever is writing there is a little "indignant" about perhaps being investigated themselves.
1st. [UPDATE] Hot Air, Riehl World View and Strata-Sphere are asking questions about CREW also..
Let me make a special mention also about Iowa Voice has an article regarding this ever growing story, and I want to give a special thank you to Brian from Iowa Voice, for taking pity on this newbie blogger and giving me a few pointers, which I implemented the second I received the email. THANKS BRIAN.
Glen Reynolds who created instantpundit.com in August 2001, who is also a law professor at the University of Tennessee says this about the SSP blog.
"the blogspot blog, which is only about two months old, acted less as a watchdog and more as a dumping ground for scandalous information. "The odds that this was put together by a political operation seems likely,"
Considering the secrecy that surrounds this newly established blog, and the timing of the Foley emails just coincidentally being dropped into SSP's lap, gives his opinion a certain amount of credibility.