The witness who wouldn't answer

At the height of a political corruption trial, the prosecutor attacked a witness.

"Isn't it true," he bellowed, "that you accepted $5000 to compromise this case?".

The witness stared at the window as though he hadn't heard the question.

"Isn't it true,that you accepted $5000 to compromise this case?" the lawyer repeated.

The witness didn't respond.

Finally the judge leaned over and said "Sir, please answer the question.".

"Oh!" the startled witness said, "I thought he was talking to you."