House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., had been waiting for the other shoe to drop. Last week he apparently decided he’d waited long enough, so he tried to knock it off.

The setting was a subcommittee hearing on the FBI’s use of “exigent” letters from 2003 to 2006. And the individual Conyers cast as the shoe was the FBI’s general counsel, Valerie Caproni.