Josh Duggar relative accused of ‘lying’ on stand by claiming he didn't know password to access dark web at trial

A SHOCKING reveal at the Josh Duggar child pornography trial could be a key to providing reasonable doubt as to the reality star's guilt.

And prosecuting attorneys are livid.

Matthew Waller, who is a distant relative to Josh and the only other employee of Josh's car lot, which housed the computer that accessed the child porngraphy via the dark web, took the stand.

Matthew had previously stated that he did not know the password needed to access the dark web, but when defense attorneys asked if he recognized the phrase "Intell1988" he had a different answer.

According to our reporter in the courtroom, Matthew said the password: "Rings a bell."

The unexpected revelation could be bad for prosecutors, because it shows that at least one other person had access to the dark web – meaning someone else could have downloaded the pornography.

During cross-examination, US Assistant Attorney Dustin Roberts came out screaming at the witness, our reporter confirms.

"Was there something you're not telling me?" he asked angrily,. "You didn't tell me or law enforecement about Intell1988? I told you I thought you were hding something from me.

"You're recalling today knowing about Intell1988, after talking to Homeland Security, then the defense?"

Matthew responded he didn't remember the password when questioned by federal agents, adding he just had it written down on a sticky note.

But after hearing attorneys reveal it today, said it was "vaguely familiar."


In court today, brother Justin Duggar looked cheerful and upbeat as he exited the building, flashing a bright smile and two thumbs up, as captured in an exclusive photo for The Sun.

The Counting On star, his wife Claire, and her mother Hilary Spivey were all in attendance for day two of the ongoing case.

Joy-Anna Duggar was also present with her husband Austin Forsyth.

She wore a long-sleeved back dress with booties and seemed "distressed," according to the Sun reporter at the trial Thursday.

"They look really pained" the reporter noted.


Josh was charged earlier this year with two counts of downloading and possessing child pornography and arrived at court with his wife, Anna Duggar, on Tuesday.

The former reality star, who has pleaded not guilty, is accused of possessing sick images of child pornography that were "the worst of the worst" that authorities had ever seen.

If found guilty, he faces up to 20 years in prison.

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