Author: TED BARRETT AND MANU RAJU, CNN

McConnell will move to acquit Trump, 2 GOP senators say

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to hold a final vote to acquit President Donald Trump, should he be impeached, when a majority of senators believe his trial has run its course instead of holding a vote on dismissing the articles of impeachment, two Republican senators told CNN on Wednesday.

GOP senator will drop his holds on judges for tariff vote

Sen. Jeff Flake told CNN Tuesday he will lift the extraordinary holds he put on all of President Donald Trump's appeals court nominations if he gets a vote on legislation that could make it harder for Trump to use national security as a reason to impose tariffs on other countries, as the President recently did against Mexico, Canada and the European Union.