Priebus: White House Has 'Looked At' Curtailing The Free Press

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White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told ABC's Jonathan Karl that the Trump administration has "looked at" the possibility of changing libel laws to allow them to sue The New York Times.

Good luck with getting that Constitutional amendment passed Reince. He knows it's going nowhere but that won't stop them from attempting to bully the press at every opportunity for daring to report on this corrupt administration.

Transcript via ABC:

KARL: So I want to move on, before you go, we have a segment coming up with Ann Coulter and Robert Reich. Of course, there's a big controversy at Berkeley over freedom of speech.

I want to ask you about two things the president has said on related issues.

First of all, there was what he said about opening up the libel laws, Tweeting, "The failing "New York Times" has disgraced the media world, gotten me wrong for two solid years. Change the libel laws."

That would require, as I understand it, a constitutional amendment.

Is he really going to pursue that?

Is that something he wants to pursue?

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