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

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCutting tariffs is better than cutting payroll taxes to boost the economy Pelosi speaks with Israeli president after Trump controversy In debate over internet speech law, pay attention to whose voices are ignored MORE (D-Calif.) privately told senior Democrats that she'd like to see President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE "in prison," Politico reported Wednesday.

Her remarks came during a meeting Tuesday night with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerSecond Democrat representing Trump district backs impeachment GOP memo deflects some gun questions to 'violence from the left' House Democrats urge Trump to end deportations of Iraqis after diabetic man's death 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 SchiffLawmakers sound alarm on China's disinformation campaign in Hong Kong Trump: Jews who vote Democrat show 'lack of knowledge or great disloyalty' Are Democrats turning Trump-like? MORE (D-Calif.), Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsNikki Haley voices 'complete support' for Pence House committee heads demand Coast Guard Academy explain handling of harassment allegations Can the Democrats unseat Trump? MORE (D-Md.), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard NealRichard Edmund NealDemocrats push judge for quick action on Trump tax returns lawsuit Trump argues NY tax return case should take place in DC NY files motion to keep Trump tax returns lawsuit out of DC court MORE (D-Mass.), and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot EngelEliot Lance EngelTrump moves forward with billion F-16 sale to Taiwan Pelosi warns Mnuchin to stop 'illegal' .3B cut to foreign aid Democrats slam alleged politicization of Trump State Department after IG report 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 MuellerMueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony 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.