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Trump told Republicans he doesn't want impeachment on his 'resume': report

President TrumpDonald TrumpGOP-led Maricopa County board decries election recount a 'sham' Analysis: Arpaio immigration patrol lawsuit to cost Arizona county at least 2 million Conservatives launch 'anti-cancel culture' advocacy organization MORE privately told House Republicans that he is worried about the effect impeachment would have on his legacy, Axios reported Sunday.

Trump said impeachment is a "bad thing to have on your resume" in a call with House Republicans, a source on the call told Axios.

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Two other sources confirmed the substance of the remark to the news outlet, but one said they remembered Trump phrasing it as "you don't want it [impeachment] on your resume."

The sources said that after the comment, Trump said, "But it's going to make Kevin speaker," referring to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyTrump signals he's ready to get back in the game Manchin, Murkowski call for bipartisan Voting Rights Act reauthorization 8 in 10 Republicans who've heard of Cheney's removal agree with it: poll MORE (R-Calif.).

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

House Democrats formally launched an impeachment inquiry two weeks ago after details emerged of a phone call between Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky.

Trump pressed Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden's quiet diplomacy under pressure as Israel-Hamas fighting intensifies Overnight Defense: Administration approves 5M arms sale to Israel | Biden backs ceasefire in call with Netanyahu | Military sexual assault reform push reaches turning point CDC mask update sparks confusion, opposition MORE and his son Hunter Biden during the July 25 conversation, according to a partial transcript the White House released.

The president and his allies have sought to discredit the impeachment inquiry, calling the process a hoax.