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Rosenstein to give Newseum speech on 'rule of law,' DOJ mission

Rosenstein to give Newseum speech on 'rule of law,' DOJ mission
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Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinProtect the police or the First Amendment? Rosenstein: Zero tolerance immigration policy 'never should have been proposed or implemented' Comey argues Trump shouldn't be prosecuted after leaving Oval Office MORE will speak about the rule of law, the First Amendment and the mission of the Department of Justice at a Newseum event in Washington, D.C., to commemorate “Law Day” on May 1. 

"The Newseum Institute presents a sold-out special program featuring Rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general of the United States. Rosenstein will discuss how the First Amendment intersects with the rule of law and the Department of Justice's mission," the museum said in a Thursday announcement.  

The 53-year-old Rosenstein has been the subject of speculation after reports surfaced that President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump's Facebook ban to stay in place, board rules Trump allies launching nonprofit focused on voter fraud DOJ asks for outside lawyer to review Giuliani evidence MORE was considering firing him following the FBI raids of the office, home and hotel room of Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen. 

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That speculation has died down after Rosenstein met with the president last week and reportedly informed him he wasn't the target of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE's investigation or the probe into Cohen, according to a Bloomberg News report

Rosenstein, who has served in the Department of Justice in several capacities since 1989, was sworn in as deputy attorney general exactly a year ago.

The upcoming Rosenstein Newseum speech comes as it was reported Wednesday that more than 360,000 people have signed petitions vowing to participate in protests across the country if the president fires Mueller or Rosenstein. 

Law Day came into official existence after Congress passed a joint resolution establishing it.