Josh Duggar seemed extremely nervous and careful with his words when being questioned by homeland security agents as part of their investigation into the ex-reality star over child pornography.
Prosecutors played a bombshell 51-minute audio tape-recorded in 2019 in court. Duggar is facing two federal counts related to possessing and receiving the illegal material.
The agent involved in the questioning also took the stand to provide testimony about Duggar. He said the ex-reality star agreed to waive his Miranda rights and speak with the agents.
A reporter from People, who was in the courtroom, described Duggar as being “agreeable and responsible, to a point.”
Duggar appeared careful not to give too much to the police. He seemed to get nervous during the interview telling the agents, “I've watched my friends answer things and they get 'em. Statutes are broad."
Duggar also admitted to being familiar with torrenting (a type of peer-to-peer network) during questioning. After being told the investigation was indeed about child pornography they found Duggar said, “"So is that what you're saying is going on? What is the scope?"
He proceeded to ask, "Is something going on on my devices?"
Duggar seemed a bit flustered adding, "In the scope of your investigation, I guess you'll narrow it down … [and] know if it's any of the devices here."
At one point, Duggar said, "I'm not saying that I'm guilty or not."
During cross-examination, Duggar's team tried to poke holes in the investigation and questioned agents on why it took so long to bring the case. The testimony is expected to continue on today. The trial will last until at least next week.
Duggar's wife Anna was at the trial every day this week and stood by her man's side despite the disgusting allegations against him. She was seen running out of the courtroom yesterday as prosecutors showed the images her husband allegedly downloaded.