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 SessionsTrump: Appointing Sessions was my biggest mistake Nikki Haley blasts Roy Moore's Senate bid: 'He does not represent our Republican Party' Time magazine: Trump threatened reporter with prison time 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 RosensteinTrump: Appointing Sessions was my biggest mistake Trump blasts Mueller, decries 'witch hunt' at 2020 launch Trump: I didn't fire Mueller since firings 'didn't work out too well' for Nixon 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 KavanaughStephen King: 'It's time for Susan Collins to go' EXCLUSIVE — Trump: I would fill Supreme Court vacancy before 2020 election Supreme Court rules against newspaper over information request, giving confidentiality win to businesses MORE

Sessions resigned from his position at the helm of the DOJ at the request of President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests Democratic senator introduces bill to ban gun silencers Democrats: Ex-Commerce aide said Ross asked him to examine adding census citizenship question 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) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump Schiff says Intel panel will hold 'series' of hearings on Mueller report 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.