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Pelosi gives Republicans what they wanted, and Trump may not thank her
More importantly, such a vote could make it difficult for the GOP to defy the nature of the scandal with Ukraine and the question that will be impeached: is Trump abusing his power?
Ultimately, the Speaker's call for a vote is rescinded and avenges GOP critics who have made a clear check. But it threatens to start eroding the central pillar of Trump's defense so far: that the investigation is nothing but unconstitutional fraud that deprives him of due process.
Republicans are already formulating new arguments for the process, and even top Democrats claim that Pelosi did not give the GOP everything he wanted: Thursday's vote will simply determine the next steps in the investigation and is not an official permit to investigate impeachment. But the difference is likely to be lost to the public.
"If they are true to their word, they get what they want: We give them a resolution that gives an open process," respectively. Ro Hannah, a California Democrat, told CNN's Blitzer wave Wednesday night. "So now let's see what an excuse they have."
"It's been over a month and Washington Republicans are still not going to answer the simple question: is it appropriate for the president to pressure a foreign country to undermine our elections?" "Pelosi tweeted on Monday morning.
Trump and the GOP's unwillingness to respond has already provoked a wild chain of distractions, including Trump calling his critics 'human scum' and disregarding Conservative MPs, aimed at past MPs.
More hyperbole and hubs to come – and more testimony coming in. Supreme National Security Council expert in Ukraine plans to announce impeachment investigators on Tuesday that he was so worried Mr Trump's July phone call with the President of Ukraine that he was announcing his concerns to a superior, according to his opening statement.
But the vote will end the quasi-political impeachment war and lead to a more inclusive public debate at one point.
As a procedural matter, it was not superfluous As a matter of policy and national interest, such a vote could offer transparency and integrity to a difficult constitutional process.
The debate will look at Trump's pressure on Ukraine to explore Democratic presidential hope in 2020 and potential political rival Joe Biden and a conspiracy theory that undermines the idea that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections.
is to focus on whether there is strong evidence that the president has denied nearly $ 400 million in military assistance to a country that has effectively fought Russia in a pro-quo song.
And that may begin to focus lawmakers on what the final issues will be before the likely Senate impeachment process.
Did the President's actions fall under his broad-based foreign policy prerogative or did he reach the constitutional bar for impeachment and removal from office?
Many Republicans were in a hurry to gloat over Pelosi's reverse.
After all, recently on October 15, the speaker dismissed their complaints, stating that impeachment is not a game and "we are not here to call bluffs. "
But she called for her bluffs, and in Washington's daily policy table, her decision ranks as a point on the House's GOP message board and the White House's misleading message machine.
"The cow is out of the barn," said GOP Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana. "They only do it because of the pressure."
But any "gains" Republicans claim to turn it around are likely to be short-lived.
The latest strategic maneuver in a process that has consistently erred in the White House will weaken the defense of the "process" Trump has used so far to brand the pursuit of impeachment.
Devastated by the days of damaging revelations, Republicans accuse Pelosi of depriving Trump of honest representation and excluding Americans in a closed-door bid for the 2016 election.
Remember that the Constitution, and then a federal judge last week, suggested Democrats could be justified in taking deposits from key public figures.
A public process, with televised hearings, published transcripts of deposits that appear to harm Trump, and a mechanism known by past impeachments, may expose the president.
The thinking in the White House so far is that the lack of a vote in the House reinforces the argument that Democrats abuse their power by not having a legislative goal of impeachment.
But sources now acknowledge that the benefits of such an approach will now diminish, forcing Republicans to focus solely on defending the actions of Trump, Kitelan Collins and Pamela Brown of CNN.
Months after the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian electoral interference, the links between the Trump campaign and Moscow and the alleged obstruction of justice, Pelosi stood firm against the Liberals' request for an impeachment investigation.
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Bu As polls show the public is becoming more public and eliminating the backdrop of leaks that hurt Trump from deposits, delaying the full House vote is starting to make sense.
May have allowed politics to equalize the process and ease the potential pressure on some of the vulnerable Democrats it needs to protect its majority in 2020.
Some of Pelosi's thirst for thirst open hearings that could make comments critical of Trump's behavior with Ukraine – from a top US diplomat in Kiev, for example – publicly exposed in a way they believe will begin to turn the nation against the president.
Voting in the House can also support the democratic argument that impeachment is a process strongly rooted in law and in the Constitution. This may erode any other legal basis for witnesses to ignore subpoenas in Congress to testify. Already, one judge has called lawyers for the Trump White House, the House of Representatives and impeachment witness Charles Kopperman in court Thursday afternoon after Kupperman filed a case last week, asking federal court to decide whether he would have to give evidence.
And the vote will be based on a federal judge's ruling last week – that the probe for democratic impeachment is already legal – and allegations that the Justice Department and the White House are stone walls.
New GOP Complaints
After weeks of complaining about the process, Republicans responded to the change in Pelosi's course by complaining about the process.
One of Trump's closest allies, Mark Meadows, a North Carolina Republican who has often been spotted in the White House in recent days, said the speaker's move did not reach historical precedent.
"Unless you have a ballot on Parliament's floor, the vote on the rule is certainly not alone," said Meadows.
"You know it's not the same thing unless it is a vote in favor impeachment investigation. "
Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy of California claims the change in course is an admission that the impeachment was." "
The intricacies of the parliamentary process can be faded from television pictures of House members showing where they stand on impeachment. In fact, America will see on Thursday Democrats voting to launch an impeachment poll.
complain that it's too late for Pelosi to change course. GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said the closed-door deposition had already damaged the process beyond adjustment.
"The vote now is a bit like a Cambodian rally. of as household Democrats selectively leaked information to would harm President Trump for weeks, "said Graham in a statement.
But he also requested credit for coercing Pelosi's own-sponsored hand, sponsored of 50 senators – meant to show that a two-thirds majority is needed to condemn Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate.
It is not the first time, however, that some Republicans have not fully looked with the program, expressing hopes – perhaps in vain – that the drama may become less frenetic.
"It will be gr eat if the House … open this process," Senator John Thun of South Dakota told CNN. "I think it would be a completely different conversation to have."
, the vote in the House on Thursday seems to be disparaging to the interests of the White House.
But it does have some implications, at least it will allow the president to be presented with a mechanism by his attorneys when witnesses are heard.
offered the White House Law Firm visibility into cases that previously depended on  The vote could force Democratic members who won last year's midterm elections in 2016 to have a difficult vote earlier than predicted.
When the hearings take place public, pro-Trump Republicans will have a chance to create mischief in the House Judiciary Committee, which has historically struggled to keep them in order.
Voting in the House would allow powerful Conservative backers to have a chance to show their constituents their support in his hour of need. And that will unite the GOP behind his back.
Whether all of this is worth the potentially higher cost of Trump's behavior being exposed to millions of Americans watching is a crucial question for months to come.
Manu Raju of CNN, Kaitlan Collins, Pamela Brown, Sunlen Serfaty, Katelyn Polantz, Haley Byrd and Ted Barrett contributed to this report.