Washington, DC — If you’re headed to a Washington, D.C., newspaper this week, chances are it’s going to be a Washington Post article.
The Washington Post is the nation’s second largest daily newspaper by circulation.
But it also publishes a number of smaller local papers, as well as an online edition, which offers a variety of articles, columns and stories.
In recent years, however, many of the smaller daily papers have been losing readers to the national newspapers, and the Post has been a major beneficiary of the boom.
As of Wednesday, the Washington Post was averaging 3.8 million daily readers, up from 2.4 million in the first quarter of 2019, according to data from Nielsen Media Research.
But that increase is not as dramatic as it used to be.
In the same period, the National Press Club was losing readers.
The newspaper’s circulation peaked at 2.9 million in early 2010, according a survey by the magazine.
Now, however it has more than doubled its circulation, averaging 6.5 million daily visitors per day, up 22 percent from the same time period a year ago.
“We are experiencing a massive shift in our readership,” Post President and CEO Michael S. Pompeo said in a press release.
“Our circulation has risen to an unprecedented level, and it is a new peak for the Post.
And this surge has been fueled by a combination of our digital success, the unprecedented surge in our advertising revenue, and a record number of new and emerging online readers.
While we continue to innovate and expand the Post’s reach, we will continue to publish the best journalism and serve readers at an affordable price.”
On Tuesday, the Post published a series of pieces about President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, in the midst of a federal investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
One piece was headlined “Pence and Trump: The Latest on a Scandal-Torn Election.”
The article was written by Mark Berman, who previously worked at the Post and now covers crime and the environment for the Washington Times.
The article focused on the investigation into Trump University, a real estate and investment company, and what it said were allegations that the company misled students and investors about the benefits of its classes.
The allegations, the piece said, were “beyond outrageous” and, in a subsequent story, it said the investigation was continuing.
The article in the Post article had a section headlined, “Trump’s ties to Russia go back years.”
The article did not mention that the Trump administration has been under investigation for its links to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime.
Pompeo also said that, while the Post was losing its top editor, it was now one of the most read newspapers in the United States, surpassing The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
In other news, there was a major scandal unfolding in California on Wednesday that involved two local newspapers, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Los Angeles Times, the newspapers said.
The scandal centered on a former San Francisco supervisor, former Assemblyman Scott Wiener, who was indicted by a federal grand jury in California, on charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy.
The indictment included the allegations that he received millions of dollars in illegal contributions from companies and individuals connected to Wiener’s election campaign, the Sacramento Bee reported.
The grand jury also indicted the former chief of the California Democratic Party and former California governor.
The allegations were not new.
The former state attorney general said last year that the two newspapers had been defrauded by a man named Peter Schmitz, who had made more than $300,000 in illegal campaign contributions from the late 1980s through 2000, The Sacramento Bee said.
The two papers did not comment on the indictment.
Wiener resigned his post as the Democratic Party’s nominee for California governor and resigned from the state Democratic Party.
Schmitz and his family had previously denied any wrongdoing.
He was indicted on 14 counts.
The charges are the latest in a string of scandals involving state officials, who have also been indicted, that have roiled California.