When Nikita Khrushchev visited America, he gave a Press conference at the Washington Press Club. The first question from the floor, handled through an interpreter, was: “Today you talked about the hideous rule of your predecessor, Stalin. You were one of his closest aides and colleagues during those years. What were you doing all that time?”
Khruschev’s Face got red. “Who asked that?” he roared.
All 500 faces turned down.
“Who asked that?” he insisted.
“That’s what I was doing,” he said.
Source: On Becoming a Leader by Warren Bennis