Another major scandal is shaking up the Duggar family thanks to the doings of oldest brother Josh — but his younger siblings are all playing it cool on social media.
Over the weekend, rumors began swirling that that there was government raid on a Duggar property, and on Wednesday Homeland Security confirmed that agents had visited the car dealership where he works in Springdale, Arkansas as part of a federal investigation.
But while Josh, 31, appears to be finding himself in legal hot water once again — four years after his dual sex scandals made headlines — several of his younger siblings are presenting calm, happy fronts on Instagram while enjoying an outing at a local theme park.
All smiles! Josh Duggar’s siblings have been posting happy photos on social media amid reports of federal investigation
Not them! Jana (far right), Jed (second from left), and Jason (second from right) pose with Jana’s friend Laura
All good, really! The group went to Silver Dollar City theme park in Missouri
Not their problem? Meanwhile, Jessa posted a photo of her holiday shopping (left) and Jill shared several of her kids (right). Jessa and Jill were two of Josh’s molestation victims
Just hours after the news of her brother’s latest scandal broke, Josh’s 29-year-old sister Jana shared an Instagram snap of her and her two younger siblings at Silver Dollar City Theme Park.
In trouble? Homeland Security has confirmed that it visited the Arkansas car dealership where Josh works
Holding a warm beverage, she smiled with younger brothers Jason 19, and Jed, 20, the latter of whom is currently running for a seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives.
‘Had a great time with friends and family today at Silver Dollar City!’ Jana wrote. ‘It was the perfect weather… almost 70 degrees!’
Jana’s friend Laura DeMaise shared a similar snap, as did Jed in his Instagram stories.
Meanwhile, several other siblings posted lighthearted photos that ignored the unfolding drama.
Jessa, 27, posted a picture of her husband Ben looking overwhelmed by all of the Amazon packages on their front step — Jessa chalked it up to ‘Christmas shopping’ — and Jill, 28, posted several photos of her two sons.
Josh’s pregnant wife Anna, 31 — who is due any day now — has liked several of her sisters-in-law’s posts.
Hiding: Josh (pictured with four of his kids and his wife Anna) hasn’t commented on the scandal
Any day now: He and his wife Anna are expected their sixth child, a girl, this month
The family appears to be doing its best to ignore the drama unfolding with Josh.
Over the weekend, a blind item posted on the site Crazy Days and Nights Opens in New Window let to speculation that the FBI had raided the Duggar home, but an FBI agent in Arkansas told RadarOnline on Monday denied the rumor.
‘We were not involved in any kind of law enforcement action,” the agent said. ‘I can confirm we were not there.’
As it turns out, it was Homeland Security.
An HSI spokesperson to WRBL on Wednesday: ‘[I do not dispute the information that] HSI was present there pursuant to an on-going federal criminal investigation.’
That same day, TMZ learned that Homeland Security had visited the car dealership where Josh Duggar works.
The sources did not indicate what the investigation was about, however, last November, RadarOnline reported that the dealership, Champion Motorcars, LLC, was ‘illegal’ and said that Josh did not have the proper license to run the lot as a business site, despite owning it.
Josh’s younger brothers James, Josiah, and Jedidiah also work there.
Agents were seen at Wholesale Motorcars, the dealership, in Arkansas on Wednesday
The dealership’s website used to look like this, but by Wednesday afternoon, almost all of the listings had been wiped
Despite the reports, the Duggars’ family Instagram account posted happy family photos and videos more frequently than usual over the weekend, and on Tuesday released a statement calling the reports ‘fake news.’
Fake news? The Duggar family Instagram account denied a raid on their home and said no one in the family was a target of an investigation
‘We were shocked to see a news report today state that our home was raided by federal law enforcement agencies,’ their statement read.
‘This is not true. To the best of our knowledge, it’s also not true that any member of the family is the target of any investigation of any kind.
‘Living a life in the public’s eye has taught us that it is best not to reply to every rumor and piece of “fake news” that is circulated online. It would be a full-time job if we attempted to do so.
‘However, because of tonight’s media coverage we thought it is important to address this rumor with you.
‘Thank you for the love and support that we can always count on in you our fans and friends [sic].’
Boy bye: When reports surfaced in 2015 that Josh had molested his younger sisters as a teenager, he resigned from his position at the Family Research Council in Washington D.C.
Hypocrite: Josh’s political career ended after the molestation scandal was followed up by an admission that he cheated on his wife
But despite their public denials, by Wednesday afternoon, many of the listings for vehicles that had been on the dealership’s website were gone.
The family did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s inquiries about the presence of ICE agents at the dealership.
And this isn’t the first time that Josh has face legal trouble. In 2015, inTouch unearthed old police reports that detailed how Josh molested four of his younger siblings and a family friend back when he was a teenager.
In 2002, the then-teen admitted to having touched the breast area and genitals of some of the other children, including sisters Jill and Jessa, several times.
Josh did not face any legal repercussions, and only went to Christian counseling for several months as a result.
Soon after the molestation made headlines — and just a month after Josh and Anna welcomed their fourth child, Meredith — a hacker released user information for the adultery website Ashley Madison, and Josh was found among those who had used the services.
Ready to pop: Anna (second from right, pictured with her sisters-in-law) is due any day now
Forgiven too soon? Josh had disappeared from the public eye after his first set of scandals, but has made his way back into Anna’s social media posts
Moving on: Anna has praised the power of redemption and posted several sweet messages about her husband since he was unfaithful
His profile included interests like ‘one-night stands and ‘experimenting with sex toys.’
Caught, Josh admitted publicly to infidelity and having a porn addiction, calling himself ‘the biggest hypocrite ever’ in a statement.
The dual sex scandals led TLC to cancel 19 Kids and Counting after ten seasons. However, the network soon brought the family back on air in a similar show called Counting On, with Josh noticeably absent.
Josh also lost his job at the conservative lobbying organization the Family Research Council (FRC) in Washington, D.C.
Josh went on to remain mostly hidden from the public eye for several years, though his wife Anna eventually started including him in photos on Instagram once again.
They went on to have another baby, and Anna is currently nearing her November due date with their sixth child.