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Bombshell report on Trump's loose lips with Russia conspicuously absent from right-wing websites

On Monday night, The Washington Post published a bombshell report that President Trump had gone "off script" and revealed classified intelligence information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in a meeting last week. But even as President Trump confirmed the reports Tuesday morning, the news was conspicuously buried, or unmentioned, on websites such as Fox News, Breitbart, Drudge Report, and Gateway Pundit:

CNN reports that upon seeing Fox News' buried coverage, one "longtime Fox News employee … reacted in shock," saying simply: "Wowza."

The Washington Post report on Trump's leak to Russia broke the paper's previous readership record, from when they published Trump's lewd Access Hollywood remarks. As CNN's Oliver Darcy points out, the Post reports that at one point more than 100,000 people were concurrently reading the Access Hollywood scoop.