I call the meeting to order.
Good morning, committee members.
I would like to update the committee on the witness who was requested to appear before committee.
I think you are all aware that we received some correspondence from his lawyer, which I shared with committee members, indicating that Mr. Carroll was not able to attend the meeting today. I also want to make it clear, in communication with his lawyer, that Mr. Carroll has not indicated that he is not going to attend; he was just not able to attend today.
On that matter, we also sent out a request to members to not share the content of the letter that came from the lawyer. Apparently that has appeared in public. I would just remind committee members that there are some issues around its confidentiality.
Go ahead, Mr. Del Mastro.