House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., says she believes President Donald Trump actually wants to be impeached so the Senate could clear him.

She made her comments on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Thursday night.

“I think the president wants us to impeach him,” Pelosi said. “He knows it’s not a good idea to be impeached, but the silver lining for him is then, he believes, that he would be exonerated by the United States Senate.

“And there is a school of thought that says, ‘If the Senate acquits you, why bring charges against him in the private sector when he’s no longer president?’ So when we go through with our case, it’s got to be ironclad. Ironclad.”

Pelosi maintained the Republican Senate is “completely in the pocket of Donald Trump.” And she noted that not one GOP lawmaker in the Senate has “spoken up.”

Meanwhile, she said House Democrats are doing what they can to gather information.” The public deserves to know the truth,” Pelosi said.

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