In Esther 7:5 it says
וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ הַמֶּ֣לֶךְ אֲחַשְׁוֵר֔וֹשׁ וַיֹּ֖אמֶר לְאֶסְתֵּ֣ר הַמַּלְכָּ֑ה מִ֣י ה֥וּא זֶה֙ וְאֵֽי־זֶ֣ה ה֔וּא אֲשֶׁר־מְלָא֥וֹ לִבּ֖וֹ לַעֲשׂ֥וֹת כֵּֽן׃
Thereupon King Ahasuerus demanded of Queen Esther, “Who is he and where is he who dared to do this?”
Esther had just explained that she and her people had been sold to be wiped out. This was exactly what Haman proposed (3:9) to the king only a few days earlier. Why is the king asking who is responsible for the decree, surely he knows!?