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 SessionsPresidential historian: Trump's actions may be 'definition of treason' if he knew about Russian interference efforts Trump admin seeks to roll back Obama-era policy on school discipline: report Trump: Sessions 'should be ashamed of himself' for allowing Russia probe to proceed 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 Rosenstein10 pieces of evidence against most diabolical Russian spy ever No glory in James Comey getting away with his abuse of FBI power Mueller’s real challenge 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 KavanaughDemocrats will fail if they portray William Barr as controversial pick ‘Justice’ selected as Merriam-Webster’s 2018 word of the year Chief justice of California Supreme Court leaves GOP over Kavanaugh confirmation MORE

Sessions resigned from his position at the helm of the DOJ at the request of President TrumpDonald John TrumpREAD: Transcript of James Comey's interview with House Republicans Klobuchar on 2020: ‘I do think you want voices from the Midwest’ Israel boycott fight roils Democrats in year-end spending debate 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.