Truth be told. We don't know either way whether he was responding to a direct question or not. Or whether there was a question that stated "directors and managers with a doping past" and these two were highlighted by Cookson.King Boonen said:Come on Hog, that's poor even for you.
You can't know unless we see the original transcript.
In one breath he is saying "I wasn't aware that Armstrong had spoken to the CIrC" and in the next breath he is saying "But Riis & Vino haven't and they should because they are dopers".
Impartiality, not. Confidentiality, not.