I held tight. They wanted me to know more, and thought I knew more, but I didnt. I gave no names, and only spoke without miranda rights ( which REALLY pissed them off, as they knew I called a lawyer). They tried to play the game of "you arent a suspect and have nothing to hide". Eventually they figured out that I wasnt the guy helping the guy, I was just a guy in the dorm. I was scared as hell in front of the grand jury though.
A fun little bit that would be stupid in a hollywood script... I fell asleep in my house watching tv, and apparently someone else who felt like playing with things that go boom decided to throw a device of some sort in some bushes to get rid of it. Happened to be about 2 blocks from my house, and I had no witness or alibi. They really leaned on me, but then I was sick of it and lost my cool and yelled at them. I had already told them how I would have disposed of things, and how I think some of the things they were interested were disposed of,and none of those ideas were as stupid as walk two blocks from my door and throw it in the bushes. They backed down ... months later I met the guy who had done it at a party and his little bomb was nothing like the ones that my friend had made. stupid
They also called someone I knew who had found a dog. His answering machine said " if you are calling about the lost black dog..." . ATF was conviced this was code speak. They wanted proof of the dog, so they stopped by to see it, and then they were cool enough to take it to the vet as it needed help and we were college kids with no cash. Still a bunch of dicks for pushing on that issue though.