LISA MASCARO, ERIC TUCKER and ZEKE MILLER
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate jurors peppered President Donald Trump's defenders and accusers with final questions at his impeachment trial Thursday ahead of a crucial vote on calling witnesses, the focus shifting from details of the charges to whether it was time to simply acquit and conclude the trial.
The vote on witnesses, expected Friday, could lead to an abrupt end of the trial with the expected acquittal. Or, less likely, it could bring weeks more of argument as Democrats press to hear testimony from former national security adviser John Bolton and others.
Thursday's testimony included soaring pleas to the senators who will decide Trump's fate, to either stop a president who Democrats said tried to cheat in the 2016 electi