The White House is trying to make the case that Speaker Nancy Pelosi has put herself in an untenable position by stalling House-passed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Pelosi is delaying sending the charges in hopes of shaping the Senate trial.

A senior administration official is suggesting that Pelosi will soon relent.

That would pave the way for leaders in the Republican-controlled Senate to settle on the contours of a trial that's likely to result in Trump's acquittal.

And a Trump ally in the Senate is throwing cold water on Democrats' efforts to call new witnesses.

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