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

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden coronavirus relief bill tests narrow Democratic majority Some Republicans say proxy voting gives advantage to Democrats Gun violence prevention groups optimistic background check legislation can pass this Congress MORE (D-Calif.) privately told senior Democrats that she'd like to see President TrumpDonald TrumpSouth Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm MORE "in prison," Politico reported Wednesday.

Her remarks came during a meeting Tuesday night with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerJim Jordan calls for House Judiciary hearing on 'cancel culture' House Judiciary split on how to address domestic extremism George Floyd police reform bill reintroduced in House 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 SchiffHouse Democrats want to silence opposing views, not 'fake news' White House defends not sanctioning Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi What good are the intelligence committees? MORE (D-Calif.), Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsBottom line House Democrats reintroduce bill to reduce lobbyist influence Trump voters and progressives have a lot in common — and Biden can unite them MORE (D-Md.), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard NealRichard Edmund NealOcasio-Cortez: wage only 'socialist' to those in 'dystopian capitalist nightmare' Bottom line Democrats adjust language on child tax credit in relief bill MORE (D-Mass.), and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot EngelEliot Lance EngelProgressives target Manchin, Sinema with new PAC State Department sets up new bureau for cybersecurity and emerging technologies How Congress dismissed women's empowerment 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) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened 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.