“You know, I bought a painting,” Fox News’ Sean Hannity revealed to a conservative crowd gathered at the Trump International Hotel in Washington. It turns out to be the famed “Forgotten Man” by patriotic and religious painter Jon McNaughton. It shows America’s presidents, some self-absorbed, and one, former President Barack Obama, walking on the U.S. Constitution. “I bought the original Forgotten Man. It’s a huge painting. I want to give it to the president, but if I give it to him now, it has Obama stomping on the Constitution, I’ll get in trouble and he’ll get in more trouble,” Hannity said. He adding to cheers, “I think I’ll wait until, well, seven years from now when he leaves office.” ...

• Chicago Sun-Times Washington Bureau Chief Lynn Sweet this month hands off the keys to the Gridiron Club Foundation to McClatchy’s David Lightman. Sweet was the first Gridiron president to have two female speakers at the group’s two big dinners. At last spring’s 132nd anniversary dinner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke for the Democrats and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, for the Republicans. At the recent December dinner, Illinois Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth spoke, as did Washington Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. "I'm proud that during my tenure as Gridiron president for the first time, the speakers representing Democrats and Republicans at the spring and winter dinners were all women. It's about time." …

• Former Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus hasn’t left town. We saw him dining this week at the Capital Grille …

Sequel to The Shroud Conspiracy by the director of the Reagan Foundation.

• Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute Executive Director John Heubusch has wrapped up his sequel to the best-selling fiction book The Shroud Conspiracy about the Shroud of Turin. Readers shouldn’t be surprised that the next book, due out in August, is titled The Second Coming and Amazon is already taking orders. ...

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com