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 SessionsThe 'pitcher of warm spit' — Veepstakes and the fate of Mike Pence FBI officials hid copies of Russia probe documents fearing Trump interference: book Tuberville breaks DC self-quarantine policy to campaign 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 RosensteinFBI officials hid copies of Russia probe documents fearing Trump interference: book Sally Yates to testify as part of GOP probe into Russia investigation Graham releases newly declassified documents on Russia probe 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 KavanaughMcConnell has 17-point lead over Democratic challenger McGrath: poll Davis: My recommendation for vice president on Biden ticket Kavanaugh urged Supreme Court to avoid decisions on Trump finances, abortion: report MORE

Sessions resigned from his position at the helm of the DOJ at the request of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTeachers union launches 0K ad buy calling for education funding in relief bill FDA head pledges 'we will not cut corners' on coronavirus vaccine Let our values drive COVID-19 liability protection 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.