In an email sent to supporters Monday, the Bundy family warned of incorrect information that is being disseminated in the wake of this weekend's decision by federal agents to cease roundup operations. Carol Bundy, wife of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, said that any information not directly coming from them is likely false.
"Any Info (sic) not on our blog or directly from me on text messaging or in my emails is probably not true," she said. Instead of relying on second- or third-hand information, Bundy asked those interested to view their website or sign up for email updates.
"ANY information that comes to you from other sources is probably not true," she added. "Thats is why we created this email list we know how facebook etc mess up the truth (sic)."
Bundy said she is working hard to keep supporters informed of what is actually going on. Those who wish to sign up for updates can do so here.
As we reported earlier Monday, rumors have been spreading across the Internet that federal agents are heading back to the ranch to finish what was started last week. Private investigator Doug Hagmann, for example, said Saturday that the deescalation by federal agents is just a ruse to fool the public.
"At 1750 hours ET, I was contacted by my source within the Department of Homeland Security regarding the current situation at the Bundy Ranch. To put it bluntly, the people are being hoodwinked into believing that the situation is being resolved. It is not. It is a strategic de-escalation to fool the public," he wrote.
A video posted to YouTube on Sunday purports to show agents and equipment arriving at the Bundy ranch, but the video is not dated and has not been independently verified. As of this writing, the video has been viewed over 25,000 times.
Another rumor says truckers have allegedly spotted a number of blacked out military-style vehicles heading in the general direction of the Bundy ranch. This report has also not been independently verified and the Bundys have made no mention of equipment or law enforcement personnel in the area.
Rumors like these are not uncommon in situations such as this. Unfortunately, they tend to get a life of their own given the fact that a growing number of people simply do not trust the government, thanks in large part to actions taken by the Obama administration and those in power, like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
Bundy has promised to keep supporters informed with the truth of the situation. And readers can watch this space for updates as they occur.