I just had a conversation with Tom Lizardo, Ron Paul's longtime congressional chief of staff, who wanted to say this on the record:
Last week, a statement was prepared by Ron Paul's press secretary Jesse Benton, and approved by Ron Paul, acknowledging Lew Rockwell as having a role in the newsletters. The statement was squashed by campaign chairman Kent Snyder.
I've called the Paul campaign to see what, exactly, the statement said.
UPDATE, 7:53: Jesse Benton responds:
I respect Tom Lizardo, but he does not work for the campaign and has no authority to comment on campaign business.
Yesterday Julian Sanchez and I published our own findings on Rockwell.