2. Kushner to take WH post: President-elect Donald Trump has asked his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to join him in the White House when he takes office next week. Kushner, husband of Ivanka Trump, will be a senior adviser, transition officials said Monday. According to The Associated Press, since the election Kushner has been one of the transition team's main liaisons to foreign governments, communicating with Israeli officials and meeting last week with Britain's foreign minister.
3. Assange on hacks: Julian Assange says the U.S. intelligence community has it wrong, and that the source of emails leaked to WikiLeaks was not a member of "any government" or "state parties." Assange, the founder of the website, said the emails hacked from Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta and those taken from the Democratic National Committee did not "come from the Russian government." Assange, speaking during a Periscope Q&A session, questioned the recently released U.S. intelligence report, claiming, "It was not an intelligence report. It does not have the structure of an intelligence report. It does not have the structure of a presidential daily brief. It was frankly quite embarrassing."