Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAttorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation Durham seeking indictment of lawyer with ties to Democrats: reports Paul Ryan researched narcissistic personality disorder after Trump win: book MORE has reportedly met with several Democrats considering presidential bids in 2020 amid private solicitations for her support from aspiring nominees.
CNN and Axios reported Friday that Clinton has had private conversations with prominent Democrats such as Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisStefanik in ad says Democrats want 'permanent election insurrection' Live coverage: California voters to decide Newsom's fate Florida woman faces five years in prison for threatening to kill Harris MORE (D-Calif.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenFederal Reserve officials' stock trading sparks ethics review Manchin keeps Washington guessing on what he wants Warren, Daines introduce bill honoring 13 killed in Kabul attack MORE (D-Mass.) and Cory BookerCory BookerDOJ announces agencywide limits on chokeholds and no-knock entries Fighting poverty, the Biden way Top Senate Democrats urge Biden to take immediate action on home confinement program MORE (D-N.J.), as well as others including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D).
"People are direct in saying they want her support," one source close to Clinton told CNN. "Others are reaching out."
“Hillary wants Trump gone," another confidant of the former secretary of State and 2016 Democratic nominee told Axios. "She doesn’t know who’s best able to beat him, but she knows about grueling nomination fights."
"The savvy ones know she’s the most valuable endorser in the party not named Obama," that source added.
Nick Merrill, the former secretary's spokesman, told CNN that Clinton wasn't discussing her 2020 plans publicly but added that she was happy to talk to any candidate considering a run for president.
"I won't comment on private discussions she's had except to say that she's more than happy to talk to anyone considering a run about the challenges (as well as the great things) that go with it, and lessons learned on what to watch for in this next cycle (aside from Vladimir)," Merrill said, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Clinton has not yet ruled out the possibility of a 2020 bid for president, saying last year that she would "like to be president," and has refused to discuss her 2020 plans in interviews.
The 2020 Democratic field is expected to attract many candidates, with Warren most recently announcing an exploratory committee for a presidential bid earlier this week in a video message to supporters.