A former security contractor who helped the FBI steal the identities of people inside the Sudan government has testified that he was part of a team that hacked the paper and used it as a source of information.
Michael Biermann told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he helped the bureau use the newspaper to obtain a number of sensitive government documents, including information on foreign government leaders, a source said on Friday.
The Associated Press obtained a copy of Bierman’s sworn statement on Friday, which was published by the Washington Post.
The AP was able to obtain copies of the transcript of the interview from the Associated Press on Friday morning.
The interview took place at the FBI’s Washington field office on Oct. 25, 2016, during the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The documents that the bureau obtained included information about the Sudans relationship with the United Arab Emirates, a Saudi Arabian newspaper that has close ties to the Saudi royal family, and a trove of internal government emails from the Ministry of the Interior in Sudan.
Bierman said he was one of three people who hacked the Sudanian paper, but did not name them, the Associated News reported.
The FBI declined to comment.
Biers statement says he hacked the newspaper with the assistance of an undercover FBI agent, but he did not say which agent.
He did say he believed he had been compromised by an employee of the FBI.
The agent told the AP he had access to the Sudanyan’s email system, and that the Sudanskis computer system had been hacked.
Banderman, who served as an FBI special agent for the Central Intelligence Agency for a decade, also told the committee that he worked for the U.S. embassy in Khartoum, Sudan.
He told the panel that he left the embassy to join the Sudanese government, where he worked as a data analyst, and he told the FBI that the embassy had been used by Sudanese intelligence officials to provide foreign intelligence on Sudan’s opposition and its political opposition.
He said the embassy in Sudan was used by the Sudan’s intelligence services as a cover for illegal activities.
Bermudez, the former security consultant, said he worked at the embassy until July, when he was fired because of an investigation by the embassy into his work there.
He later returned to the U-Dams and became the head of the Sudan-U.S.-Sudan Chamber of Commerce.
The Sudanese president has not commented publicly on the issue, but U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Twitter that the Sudan has a right to “take appropriate action” against the government.
The United States has not accused Sudan of violating the Logan Act, which prohibits Americans from engaging in “conduct detrimental to the national security” of the United States.
Baderman and Biernem say that they were told by an agent who worked at Sudan’s embassy in July 2016 that the agency had received the stolen information about Sudan officials.
They also say that the agent said that he knew the Sudanoes had an interest in the stolen data because the agency wanted to be sure that Sudan did not have access to it, according to the AP.
The two men say they told the agent that the information was not intended to harm Sudan.
They say they thought that the stolen documents were related to their work with the Sudan Embassy, according the AP report.
Bimmermann was the fourth person to be indicted by a federal grand jury for the cyberattack, according a news release from the U:S.
Attorney’s Office in Alexandria, Virginia.
The indictment was issued on Oct, 31, 2017.
Bmermann was arrested at Dulles International Airport in Alexandria on Oct 30, 2016.
His case is pending.