You just answered your own question from last night. You know the one you did not what to talk about but did.It's akin to a Court Room tactic during a Legal Procedure.
The Attorney throws out information, in the guise of or couched in the form of a question < for the jury's benefit >, and even if it is objected to and sustained, that information is already planted in the jurors' minds. Like opening Pandora's Box, can't take it back. It's a very slick move considering The Attorney is not really seeking or expecting an answer and already knows it will be objected, sustained, stricken from the record and the jurors are instructed to disregard the question/information.
Yeah, slick Willy.
Patriot Act.....Pandora's Box