Trump, who has vowed to be a “media-free president,” is expected to sign legislation to protect the media from lawsuits brought by citizens and their families, the Associated Press reported.
Trump’s announcement is expected in the coming days.
In the event the president is impeached, Trump will likely seek a pardon from the president and the Senate, which has not yet confirmed him.
The legislation will give the Justice Department the authority to file suit against anyone who makes a false claim in a defamation suit, according to the AP.
It will also require a court to rule on claims against people who make false claims about public officials, according the AP report.