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Q #2713 Decode: William Barr’s Confirmation Means Goodbye [RR], [2] departures imminent, and Everyone Else is Criminally Referred.

Barr’s Confirmation

The Senate has been working on the confirmation of William Barr for Attorney General this week of February 11th, 2019. After announcing that the vote would take place this week, Senators have been deliberating all week.

The Senate advanced William Barr’s nomination to be attorney general during a procedural vote Tuesday, which leads to a confirmation later this week. The debate ended with a 55-44 vote, where three Democrats joined almost every Republican in voting. Interestingly, Rand Paul will be the only Republican to vote no, while Kirsten Sinema (AZ), Joe Manchin (WV), and Doug Jones (AL) will vote yes.

A simple majority is all that is required for the confirmation.  Barr was officially confirmed today.

Justice Department on Twitter

Welcome back to the Department of Justice, Attorney General Barr!

While Barr seems to be a “love him or hate him” type of character, theories abound regarding what type of attorney general he may be (although he’s already filled this position once in his career). However, anons can gather some future goals of Barr’s from his public testimony earlier this year. Barr stated that he was very interested in how antitrust laws were being applied to Big Tech companies like Facebook and Google. In 2017, Barr seemingly criticized the government for ‘abdicating its’ responsibility’ to investigate the Uranium One transaction. Luckily, our friend John Huber in Utah has been tasked to investigate the Uranium One deal and he reports directly to Barr, should he be confirmed.

Keep in mind that the Special Counsel was created just days after the departure of James Comey from his position. After Jeff Sessions, as Attorney General, was forced to recuse himself, oversight of Mueller and the Special Counsel fell to Rod Rosenstein as the Deputy AG. After Sessions was removed from office, an Acting Attorney General was appointed. That AAG, Matt Whitaker assumed oversight of the Special Counsel.

Criminal Referrals

On Tuesday, Devin Nunes (R-CA), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, told Fox News Host Sean Hannity that “many” people who lied to investigators will be criminally referred to the Justice Department after attorney general nominee William Barr is confirmed.

Look, we need the new attorney general to get in there and then we will be making criminal referrals on many people who lied to Congress and did other bad things.

Devin Nunes, Sean Hannity –

Looking closer at Nunes’s statements, the criminal referrals are not only for lying or perjury, but also for “other bad things.” These referrals will be additional to the referrals that have already been made for James Comey, HRC, Loretta Lynch, McCabe, Strzok, Page, and the signers of the FISA, as shown below.


On January 9th, multiple news sources reported that Rod Rosenstein, the Deputy Attorney General and former overseer of the Special Counsel, would leave his position as soon as another Attorney General was confirmed.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees Mueller probe, to leave Justice Department

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to resign from his post at the Justice Department, CBS News confirms. Rosenstein is planning to stay on for a time after the new attorney general, William Barr, is expected to be confirmed.

I believe the biggest question we still have regarding the departure of Rosenstein is – why now, especially considering the Special Counsel is almost finished? Regardless of the answer, it seems that one of the biggest Q “predictions” will finally come to pass.

Special Counsel Comes to an End

On January 28th, AAG Matt Whitaker commented during an unrelated press conference that the Special Counsel was wrapping up.

Mueller investigation near completion, acting AG Whitaker says

Special counsel Robert Mueller has almost finished up his nearly two-year investigation into collusion and Russian interference in the 2016 election, the acting attorney general said Monday.

But besides the notoriously unreliable reporting from mainstream media (who have been predicting this for quite some time), there are other clues that the “investigation” is nearly complete:

  • Two attorneys on the SC’s team, Brandon Van Grack (an attorney with the National Security Division) and Scott Meisler (an attorney with the Criminal Division) have been reassigned recently, along with two others reassigned a few months ago. This leaves just 12 members on Mueller’s team. (You can see the full list of remaining SC team members here.)
  • Two investigations that Mueller’s Special Counsel has spearheaded have also been reassigned to other courts: the Maria Butina case and the Michael Cohen case.
  • The Congressional Democrats’ push for Congressional investigations into the President and his associates also may signal that the Mueller “investigation” has come to an end.

But Even if it Doesn’t….

Some scholars and writers make the argument that the Special Counsel appointment is actually outside of the law.

Additionally, with Barr at the helm of the Special Counsel and DoJ now, he will be receiving, reviewing, and approving any of Mueller’s forthcoming decisions.

Q Drop #2713

Q is obviously correct that ALL of the members of the Special Counsel, and nearly every central figure in both CrossFire Hurricane and the Mid-Year Exam investigations had: A) a vested interest in protecting the Clinton family and B) verified connections to either the Clintons specifically, or the DNC.

The piece of information we need to pay attention to in this drop is that there are two departures from the DOJ that are “imminent.”

Besides the departure of Rod Rosenstein, and the ending of the Mueller investigation (whereby Mueller would then no longer be of service to the DOJ), there are two other familiar faces who remain at the Department, despite their involvement in this mess:

Dana Boente and Bill Priestap.

Dana resigned from acting assistant attorney general for the National Security Division at the DOJ in 2017. On January 23, 2018, Boente was named general counsel to the FBI by the Director Wray, filling the vacancy after James Baker was reassignment to another part of the bureau. In fact, Boente was designated to perform the functions of the Attorney General with respect to campaign issues until Rosenstein was confirmed by the Senate in April 2017. Dana also signed page 271 of the Carter Page FISA.

Bill Priestap (FBI Director of Counterintelligence), who has been cooperating with investigations into the actions taken by the Department, has remained in his position. His boss is former FBI head Andrew McCabe. In one hearing, Comey says he did not tell congressional oversight he was investigating candidate Donald Trump because the Director of Counterintelligence Priestap suggested he not do so.

So Who Will It Be?

If Q isn’t referring to Mueller and Rosenstein, then I am placing all my chips on the other two folks “resigning” soon. However, remember what Q told us way back when about Mueller and [RR]:

The two go hand in hand.

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