Expat Tourist Visa while waiting for CR1

Curious if anyone in an expat situation has successfully applied for a US tourist visa while waiting for CR1. I'm a USC living overseas and got married (Thai cititzen) overseas. I own property in the US and am on a 2-3 year overseas contract. We would eventually like to return to the US and by the time a CR1 processes, that should work out quite nicely. However, I'd also like to visit friends and family and would feel guilty going home without taking my wife. As far as I can tell, since we both would have intentions of visiting and returning overseas, we should be able to qualify in getting her a tourist visa as a gap filler?

Does anyone know if this is even possible or by filing the CR1 are we pretty much disqualifying her and saying that she has intentions to immigrate (even if in a few years).

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