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 SessionsAlabama Senate contender hits Sessions in new ad: 'Hillary still ain't in jail' Barr back on the hot seat McCabe: 'I don't think I will ever be free of this president and his maniacal rage' 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 John TrumpTrump administration eyes proposal to block jet engine sales to China: report Trump takes track to open Daytona 500 Brazile 'extremely dismayed' by Bloomberg record MORE after the attorney general recused himself from overseeing special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan 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 Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Sessions’s recusal left oversight to Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinGraham requests interviews with DOJ, FBI officials as part of probe into Russia investigation DOJ won't charge former FBI Deputy Director McCabe Rosenstein says he authorized release of Strzok-Page texts MORE, whom Isgur also served as spokeswoman for.

Isgur previously worked for the Republican National Committee and on Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyDonald Trump: Unrepentant, on the attack and still playing the victim The Hill's Campaign Report: New challenges for 2020 Dems in Nevada, South Carolina Yes, Democrats have to defend their African-American base against Trump 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.”