Kevin McCarthy asks Dems to pull FISA bill

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Aides to Pelosi and Hoyer did not immediately return a request for comment on the fate of the FISA bill Tuesday evening.

McCarthy’s push to delay the bill — which was crafted by Attorney General William Barr and Trump’s top conservative allies, and has already ping-ponged between the two chambers — came not long after Trump encouraged House Republicans to tank the legislation Tuesday evening.

“I hope all Republican House Members vote NO on FISA until such time as our Country is able to determine how and why the greatest political, criminal, and subversive scandal in USA history took place!” Trump tweeted.

Trump has a history of threatening to blow up the FISA reauthorization vote this year, venting angrily about abuses of the FISA process by FBI officials during the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump has asserted without evidence that former President Barack Obama…

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