Pelosi privately told Democrats she wants Trump 'in prison': report

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiElection security bills face GOP buzzsaw Election security bills face GOP buzzsaw Dems eye repeal of Justice rule barring presidential indictments MORE (D-Calif.) privately told senior Democrats that she'd like to see President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' MORE "in prison," Politico reported Wednesday.

Her remarks came during a meeting Tuesday night with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerWatergate figure John Dean earns laughter for responses to GOP lawmakers The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by MAPRx - Nadler gets breakthrough deal with DOJ on Mueller docs The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by MAPRx - Nadler gets breakthrough deal with DOJ on Mueller docs MORE (D-N.Y.) and other top Democrats leading investigations against the White House, multiple sources told Politico.

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Nadler reportedly pressed Pelosi to let his committee launch an impeachment inquiry, which the Democratic leader denied.

“I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison,” Pelosi said, according to Politico.

Pelosi's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the alleged quote from The Hill.

Nadler on Wednesday told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that “it may very well come to” launching an impeachment inquiry but that “right now, there doesn't appear to be the support for it.”

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff blasts DOJ over memo on withholding Trump tax returns Schiff blasts DOJ over memo on withholding Trump tax returns Hillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data MORE (D-Calif.), Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsHouse Democrats question DHS over using facial recognition tech on US citizens House Democrats question DHS over using facial recognition tech on US citizens Democrats lash out at Trump's bombshell remarks MORE (D-Md.), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard NealRichard Edmund NealSchiff blasts DOJ over memo on withholding Trump tax returns Schiff blasts DOJ over memo on withholding Trump tax returns On The Money: DOJ offers legal opinion backing refusal to release Trump tax returns | Centrist Democrats raise concerns over minimum wage | Trump bashes Powell ahead of crucial Fed meeting | Design leaks for Harriet Tubman bill MORE (D-Mass.), and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot EngelEliot Lance EngelOvernight Defense: Latest on House defense bill markup | Air Force One, low-yield nukes spark debate | House Dems introduce resolutions blocking Saudi arms sales | Trump to send 1,000 troops to Poland Overnight Defense: Latest on House defense bill markup | Air Force One, low-yield nukes spark debate | House Dems introduce resolutions blocking Saudi arms sales | Trump to send 1,000 troops to Poland Bipartisan House bill seeks to punish Burma for genocide MORE (D-N.Y.) were all also present for the meeting, per Politico.

Pelosi has sought for months to tamp down talk of impeaching Trump, arguing that public support and strong bipartisan backing are prerequisites.

Even as an increasing number of House Democrats call for impeachment based on the results of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE's investigation, Pelosi has tried to project a united party.

“Make no mistake, we know exactly what path we’re on. We know exactly what actions we need to take,” she told reporters Wednesday, per Politico.