The only explanation came from Rep. Steve Chabot. "I think we're just going forth, trying to make sure that we've got all the evidence," offered the Ohio Republican. "I think that we're making some real progress." Although the direction of that progress was unclear, committee chair Henry Hyde renewed his vow to have the whole inquiry wrapped up by the New Year. Democrats, of course, are equally keen to get it over with -– which is why they raised no objection to Lindsey's appearance and agreed to waive that contentious attorney-client privilege (much to Bill Clinton's chagrin; the President complained that calling a plaintiff's private lawyer was "without precedent"). And for those of us who've seen too much already, there was blessed relief: The four depositions will take place behind closed doors.