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 SessionsThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Guidance on masks is coming The Hill's Campaign Report: Coronavirus forces Democrats to postpone convention Roy Moore to advise Louisiana pastor arrested for allegedly defying ban on large gatherings 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.

ADVERTISEMENT

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 TrumpCDC updates website to remove dosage guidance on drug touted by Trump Trump says he'd like economy to reopen 'with a big bang' but acknowledges it may be limited Graham backs Trump, vows no money for WHO in next funding bill MORE after the attorney general recused himself from overseeing special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) 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 RosensteinFull appeals court to rehear case over McGahn subpoena Graham starts closed-door depositions in FISA probe Attorney General Barr is in a mess — and has no one to blame but himself MORE, whom Isgur also served as spokeswoman for.

Isgur previously worked for the Republican National Committee and on Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyOutgoing inspector general says Trump fired him for carrying out his 'legal obligations' Trump selects White House lawyer for coronavirus inspector general Overnight Health Care: CDC recommends face coverings in public | Resistance to social distancing sparks new worries | Controversy over change of national stockpile definition | McConnell signals fourth coronavirus bill 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.”