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CNN hires former DOJ spokesperson under Sessions as editor on 2020 campaign

CNN has hired the former spokesperson at the Justice Department under then-Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsEx-Sen. Doug Jones joins law and lobbying firm Arent Fox Former Barr spokesperson at DOJ hired to be Fox News Washington editor Biden should call for Article I immigration courts MORE as an editor covering the 2020 presidential campaign.

CNN’s hiring of Sarah Isgur was first reported by Politico and confirmed to The Hill by CNN.

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Isgur is set to join CNN next month as a political editor, coordinating campaign coverage of the 2020 election cycle.

Isgur did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

Isgur joined the Justice Department under Sessions in 2017 after serving as deputy campaign manager for former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina’s short-lived presidential campaign.

She joined Sessions's staff before his confirmation hearing and stayed with him throughout his often tumultuous tenure.

Sessions frequently drew the ire of President TrumpDonald TrumpVeteran accused in alleged border wall scheme faces new charges Arizona Republicans to brush off DOJ concern about election audit FEC drops investigation into Trump hush money payments MORE after the attorney general recused himself from overseeing special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Sessions’s recusal left oversight to Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinProtect the police or the First Amendment? Rosenstein: Zero tolerance immigration policy 'never should have been proposed or implemented' Comey argues Trump shouldn't be prosecuted after leaving Oval Office MORE, whom Isgur also served as spokeswoman for.

Isgur previously worked for the Republican National Committee and on Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyCheney drama exposes GOP's Trump rifts The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Florida's restrictive voting bill signed into law The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Facebook upholds Trump ban; GOP leaders back Stefanik to replace Cheney MORE’s (R-Utah) 2012 presidential campaign, according to Politico. 

Isgur joins the cable news network that is the subject of frequent criticism from Trump, who often derides the media as “fake news” and the “enemy of the people.”