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Priebus says White House still considering libel law changes

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During the presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump talked about potentially changing libel laws to make it easier to sue the media.

He floated the idea again in March on social media.

During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” Priebus told ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl that the idea is still under consideration.

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“I think it’s something that we’ve looked at, and how that gets executed or whether that goes anywhere is a different story,” Priebus said on Sunday. “But when you have articles out there that have no basis or fact and we’re sitting here on 24/7 cable companies writing stories about constant contacts with Russia and all these other matters.”

“So you think the president should be able to sue the New York Times for stories he doesn’t like?” the host asked Priebus.

“I think that newspapers and news agencies need to be more responsible with how they report the news,” Priebus replied.

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