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I don't want to see him impeached I want to see him in prison those words coming from house speaker Nancy Pelosi according to media reports at a tense meeting with top Democrats Tuesday as pellucid faces mounting pressure to open an impeachment probe of president Donald Trump The Washington Post and politico citing officials said pelo C. made the remark as she met with the heads of five committees investigating trump and his administration the post said below sea was making the argument that it would be better if trump is defeated at the ballot box next year and faces charges after leaving office the pressure to impeach has been mounting on pelo C. after special counsel Robert Muller spoke publicly for the first time last , emphasizing that his report had not clear trump of obstruction of justice in Muller's Russia probe if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime we would have said so among those pushing pelo C. for impeachment the report said house judiciary chairman Gerald Nadler I know I'm not feeling any pressure but below sea has so far resisted the calls fearing a political backlash from voters make no mistake , we I know exactly what path we're on we know exactly what actions we need to take Lucy's allege prison comment was swiftly condemned by Republicans including congressman Steve Womack who tweeted the quote attributed to speaker Pelosi if accurate is beneath the dignity of American leadership a pellucid spokeswoman did not confirm the report but said that the speaker and the chairman quote had a productive meeting and that they quote agreed to keep all options on the table