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 SessionsRosenstein expected to leave DOJ next month: reports McCabe: Trump's 'relentless attack' on FBI prompted memoir Trump: 'Disgraced' McCabe, Rosenstein look like they were planning 'very illegal act' 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 Jay RosensteinRosenstein expected to leave DOJ next month: reports Warren: Officials have duty ‘to invoke 25th amendment’ if they think Trump is unfit McCabe: Trump 'may have' committed a crime in blocking 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 KavanaughFive things to watch as Barr takes the reins of Justice, Mueller probe Virginia can be better than this Constitutional conservatives need to oppose the national emergency MORE

Sessions resigned from his position at the helm of the DOJ at the request of President TrumpDonald John TrumpRosenstein expected to leave DOJ next month: reports Allies wary of Shanahan's assurances with looming presence of Trump States file lawsuit seeking to block Trump's national emergency declaration 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 Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe 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.