Justice Department shuffles top spokeswomen after Sessions exit: report

The Justice Department (DOJ) shuffled its top spokeswomen after former Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsDemocratic senator to offer amendment halting 'military weaponry' given to police The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump tweets as tensions escalate across US Trump asserts his power over Republicans MORE's exit last month.

Kerri Kupec has been named director of the DOJ's Office of Public Affairs, replacing Sessions ally Sarah Isgur Flores, the Daily Beast reported on Monday.

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Flores, who was formerly a spokeswoman for Carly Fiorina’s (R) presidential campaign, was an outspoken advocate for Sessions. She is now working in Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinThis week: Senate reconvenes as protests roil nation amid pandemic Schumer to GOP: Cancel 'conspiracy hearings' on origins of Russia probe GOP chairman to seek subpoena power in investigation of Russia probe, 'unmasking' requests MORE’s office, multiple DOJ sources told the outlet.

Kupec previously served at the White House during the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughIt wasn't just religious liberty that Chief Justice Roberts strangled Supreme Court denies California church's challenge to state restrictions Supreme Court denies Illinois churches' request for action after state eases restrictions MORE

Sessions resigned from his position at the helm of the DOJ at the request of President TrumpDonald John TrumpFauci says his meetings with Trump have 'dramatically decreased' McEnany criticizes DC mayor for not imposing earlier curfew amid protests Stopping Israel's annexation is a US national security interest MORE at the beginning of November, a shake-up that came after Trump publicly mocked and antagonized Sessions for more than a year. Trump at the time appointed acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to oversee special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's investigation into ties between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign. 

The move prompted some Democrats and Trump critics to accuse the president of seeking to undermine Mueller's investigation. Sessions recused himself from Mueller's probe, while Whitaker has publicly criticized the special counsel.