Here is an interesting piece exploring the challenges of interviewing powerful elites.
Robert Mikecz, Liverpool Hope University Business School, Hope Park, Liverpool, L16 9JD, United Kingdom. From Qualitative Inquiry. In this article, Robert Mikecz explores the topic from a methodological perspective in his article ‘Interviewing Elites: Addressing Methodological Issues’. Here the emphasis is on gaining access, acquiring trust, and establishing rapport.