In the wake of Kang being arrested on Saturday at his condo in Waipahu, President Trump tweeted on Tuesday that there have been "Big wins against ISIS!" Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 in a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas in 2009. They also found 500 documents referring to violence and ISIS, as well as 13 issues of "Inspire", the al-Qaeda magazine.
Several undercover agents and other "confidential human sources" posing Daesh operatives and sympathizers were employed by the FBI in a lengthy sting operation, according to documents filed in court. The court documents did not indicate the location of the mosque. "Later in March 2017, Kang told (the informant) that Hitler was right, saying he believed in the mass killing of Jews", the affidavit states. But the FBI said none of those documents made it to ISIS.
He also allegedly pledged allegiance to the terror group, CBS News said.
The 26-page affidavit from FBI Special Agent Jimmy Chen lays out the details of the year-long investigation into the 34-year-old soldier. He was arrested Saturday on terrorism charges.
Kang's father, Clifford, said he was "just in shock" over his son.
The Army told the FBI about his radicalization last year. But the FBI said none of those documents made it to ISIS.
Kang thought that he was dealing with IS militants, whereas in reality, he was in contact with undercover agents who ultimately helped in his arrest. He said he only talked to Kang for a few minutes. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven otherwise in federal court.
The spy also reported the soldier wanted to leave for Turkey because ISIS had a consulate there and even discussed the possibility of joining the organization. He says he told his son "maybe he had PTSD". "You can always change your MOS (military occupational specialty) and they will understand.' And he said, 'I can handle'". "I was concerned about that, so I kind of watched him". I understand, give him time, give him time. The agent also told Kang that he could arrange a meeting with an actual Islamic State member, and Kang responded, "Hell yeah".
He entered the Army in December 2001, a few months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
This is not the first time a Hawaii resident has been accused of leaking classified information.
"I said fine but there's a good side and the bad side", said Kang.
Officials say he planned to send a drone and martial arts videos overseas.
The clearance was re-instated the following year.