Yesterday, Ken Mehlman said
that none of those 100-plus calls by phone-jamming conspirators to the White House Office of Political Affairs "involved discussion of the phone-jamming incident."
But, as Josh pointed out
, James Tobin worked both for the Republican National Committee and National Republican Senatorial Committee at the time. Surely Mehlman, who's Chairman of the RNC, would be in a position to vouch for the similar innocence of his employees there. We wonder in particular about Terry Nelson, who made the government's witness list
So I called the RNC, left a message, called and emailed the NRSC's press secretary, and called Terry Nelson's consulting firm, left a message. Radio silence all around. Chris Lacivita, who worked for the NRSC in 2002 and also made the government's witness list, is a hard man to track down. A call to DCI Group, where he is supposed to work, only elicited a promise that they'd look for his contact info - the woman who answered the phone wouldn't even admit that Lacivita actually worked there.
So it looks like we'll just have to keep asking.