Pelosi asks Ryan to pull NSA surveillance bill after Trump tweets

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiDemocrats search for 51st net neutrality vote Hoyer suggests Dems won't support spending bill without DACA fix Trump’s first year in office was the year of the woman MORE (D-Calif.) has called on Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanGOP leaders pitch children's health funding in plan to avert shutdown Lawmakers see shutdown’s odds rising Fix what we’ve got and make Medicare right this year MORE (R-Wis.) to pull a bill from the floor reauthorizing the government’s surveillance powers after a pair of contradicting tweets from President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE Thursday morning about his support for the legislation, a Democratic aide said. 

The House is headed for a close vote Thursday over whether to reauthorize the National Security Agency’s (NSA) controversial warrantless surveillance program, which has been criticized for the ease with which prosecutors can obtain warrants from a surveillance court to spy on Americans. 

House GOP leadership is still pushing ahead with the measure on Thursday, with Ryan making a case for the bill on the House floor.

The White House has called on the program to be reauthorized, but the president lashed out at the program early Thursday. Trump’s allies have alleged that the FBI used a salacious opposition research memo detailing allegations of Trump-Russia collusion to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to spy on his campaign and transition team.

“House votes on controversial FISA ACT [sic] today.” This is the act that may have been used, with the help of the discredited and phony Dossier, to so badly surveil and abuse the Trump Campaign by the previous administration and others?” Trump tweeted.

But following backlash and confusion from the tweet, Trump followed up by saying that the program must be renewed as a means of keeping tabs on “foreign bad guys.”

“With that being said, I have personally directed the fix to the unmasking process since taking office and today’s vote is about foreign surveillance of foreign bad guys on foreign land. We need it! Get smart!”’ Trump tweeted.