Goldman exec plays dumb on first question from Levin

Daniel Sparks, the former Goldman Sachs partner appearing before the Senate Investigations Committee about the bank's role in misleading investors on mortgage-backed securities, spent 15 minutes appearing confused by a question posed by Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.). 

The questioned focused on whether Sparks believed the bank should have told investors that the firm was betting against investments the investor held. 

The senator eventually gave up trying to get an answer from Sparks and moved on to another question.