Rod Rosenstein quoted Robert Mueller in an attempt to inspire law school graduates

Now-former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein celebrated his newly-minted private citizenship by giving the commencement address at the University of Baltimore’s law school graduation.

Rosenstein made an interesting choice during the speech, invoking none other than Special Counsel Robert Mueller, whose years-long investigation into 2016 Russian election interference and the Trump campaign’s conduct surrounding the meddling defined much of Rosenstein’s “rocky” tenure in the Department of Justice.

It’s not too hard to read between the lines here, especially considering the quote Rosenstein chose — which could probably apply to Rosenstein and Mueller alike, as they dealt with the pressures of an investigation into several people connected to the Trump White House, often facing harsh criticism from President Trump himself.

“As Robert Mueller once said, ‘There may come a time when you will be tested,” Rosenstein told the graduating students. “You may find yourself standing alone, against those who you thought were trusted colleagues. You may stand to lose all that you have worked for.”

But not everyone found the delivery all that inspiring.

 

Here’s Rod Rosenstein quoting Robert Mueller during a commencement speech. Would’ve been nice had he pushed for Mueller to be quoted more in the misleading letter Bill Barr sent to Congress. pic.twitter.com/AzKOYuMPXW

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 13, 2019

 

The crowd reportedly had no reaction specifically to the Mueller mention.

Read more: theweek.com