Intelligence officials were conducting detailed briefings at the White House, the Pentagon, and on Capitol Hill about the potential for unrest in Russia a full 24-hours before Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin launched the ultimately failed march on Moscow, two newspaper outlets have claimed.
The Washington Post and New York Times were the two sources of the same claim, built on the fear a major nuclear-armed rival of the United States could descend into chaos.
Spy agencies first began tracking indications that Prigozhin and his renegade Wagner mercenary force intended to move against the Russian military leadership in mid-June, the Post set out.
Wagner Forces Reach Area Just South of Moscow, According to Local Governorhttps://t.co/YhuImhE2p4
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) June 24, 2023
Meanwhile the Times alleged the assertion of prior knowledge in Washington, DC,…