Trump impeachment highlights: Defense ends arguments, Q&A portion on fourth day of trial

Trump's lawyers ended arguments and the Q&A portion wrapped up on the fourth day of former President Donald Trump's historic second impeachment trial.

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MICHAEL VAN DER VEEN: Mr. Trump did the opposite of advocating for lawless action. He explicitly stated, these are the words, "I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol Building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard."

STACEY PLASKETT: President Trump had spent months calling his supporters to a march, on a specific day, at a specific time, for a specific purpose.

- Was he aware that the Vice President had been removed from the Senate by the Secret Service for his safety?

JOAQUIN CASTRO: Here's what Donald Trump had to know at that time, because the whole world knew it. All of us knew it. As President, at that point, when you see all this going on, and the people around you are imploring you to do something, and your Vice President is there, why wouldn't you do it?

MICHAEL VAN DER VEEN: At no point was the President informed the Vice President was in any danger. He repeatedly called via tweet and via video for the riots to stop, to be peaceful, to respect Capitol Police and law enforcement, and to commit no violence and to go home.