As the spurious allegations of the intelligence community — including an unconfirmed litany of ridiculous claims of bizarre sexual goings-on — against President-elect Trump continue to fill headlines, they appear to say more about those making and repeating the allegations than they do about the man being so unceremoniously maligned.

Last week, the intelligence community presented President Obama and President-elect Trump with a two-page synopsis that was appended to the intelligence report titled “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections.” The appended synopsis alleges that Russian agents have compromising information on Trump which that be used to blackmail him. The claims of the report would be damning indeed. There is just one problem: anonymous 4Chan users claim to have created the story out of thin air.

Despite the uproar by LGTBQ groups and their sympathizers in North Carolina over the state’s controversial transgender bathroom bill, three other states are considering similar bills. Legislators in Texas, Virginia, and Kentucky have introduced bills that would require individuals in government-owned buildings to use bathrooms based on the gender with which they were born.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has begun hearings to consider President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for the position of attorney general.

Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's son-in-law, is the un-sung hero behind Trump's victory in November. He will now be a key advisor to the new president.  By Bob Adelmann

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