Mark and I work hand in hand on this and contrary to maybe popular belief, we're partners to see that this is completed. To date, we have made 20 requests for individuals to be interviewed by the committee. As we stand here today, five are already scheduled on the books.
I think it starts with the trust that the intelligence community has. It would be extremely easy for them to deny us to have access to some of the country's most sensitive things that deal with sources and methods. They have not and I think that's what gives us high hopes that we can reach a conclusion that has bipartisan support.
>> I have confidence in Richard Byrd, that we together with the members of our committee, are going to get to the bottom of this. If you get nothing else from today, take that statement to the bank.