Q&A portion begins after defense rests


Asked about whether President Donald Trump knew about the attack on the Capitol when it was happening and what he did to stop it, Rep. Stacey Plaskett said: “Nothing.”

“This attack was on live TV on all major networks in real time. The president, as president has access to intelligence information, including reports from inside the Capitol,” the Virgin Islands Democrat said in response to a question posed by Democratic Sens. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill. “He knew the violence that was underway. He knew the severity of the threats, and most importantly, he knew the Capitol Police were overwhelmingly outnumbered and fight for their lives, against thousands of insurgents with weapons.”

“We know he knew that,” Plaskett continued. “We know that he did not send any individuals. We did not hear any tweets. We did not hear him tell those individuals to stop.”

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