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Pelosi Said She Wants to See Trump in Prison

House speaker apparently rejected the notion of impeachment — and instead declared this option to fellow Democratic leaders

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) apparently told senior Democrats during a meeting on Tuesday night that ultimately, she wants to see President Donald Trump “in prison,” according to a report from Politico.

The speaker is said to have made the comment while defending her position against impeachment of the president during a meeting with House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and other top Democrats, according to the Politico piece.

“I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison,” she said, according to multiple Democratic sources familiar with the get-together.

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) and Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) also reportedly attended the meeting, as Fox News noted.

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A spokesperson for Pelosi told The New York Post that lawmakers “had a productive meeting about the state of play with the Mueller report. They agreed to keep all options on the table and continue to move forward with an aggressive hearing and legislative strategy, as early as next week, to address the president’s corruption and abuses of power uncovered in the report.”

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