(NewsGlobal.com)- According to an anonymously-sourced article in the Washington Post last week, one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s close advisors has been voicing his disagreements with how Russia has handled the war in Ukraine directly to Putin.
US intelligence officials who spoke anonymously with the Washington Post said that the information about this Kremlin official appeared in President Biden’s daily intelligence briefing last week but the officials wouldn’t tell the Post the name of the Kremlin insider.
Isn’t it funny how the same Washington Post that routinely worries that Donald Trump can’t be trusted with classified intelligence has no compunction publishing classified intelligence shared in Biden’s daily intelligence briefing when it’s dangled in front of them by anonymous sources?
One of the anonymous intelligence officials told the Post that since the start of the invasion, US intel has “witnessed growing alarm from many members of Putin’s inner circle.”
This particular Kremlin advisor, whose identity is known to US intelligence officials, has allegedly told Putin directly that the operation in Ukraine has been mismanaged and recently voiced opposition to Putin’s conscription order drafting civilians.
In their intelligence briefing to the Washington Post, the anonymous sources revealed that US intelligence assessments concluded that Kremlin officials are most concerned about Russia’s recent losses and the “extensive military shortcomings.”
One of the anonymous sources said many in the Kremlin “are convinced this isn’t going well” and Russia is taking the wrong course of action.
At the same time, the sources suggested that folks shouldn’t read too much into their leaked intelligence. Putin might be losing support, but his position is secure and he is unlikely to be overthrown.
In response to the Washington Post’s inside information, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the anonymous reports are “absolutely not true.” Peskov said that debate between Kremlin officials is “part of the usual working process” and not any sign of a split.