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 SessionsO'Rourke on impeachment: 2020 vote may be best way to 'resolve' Trump House Judiciary Dem, Republican clash over details of Whitaker testimony DeVos moves to allow religious groups to provide federally funded services to private schools 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 TrumpJoint Chiefs chairman denies report that US is planning to keep 1K troops in Syria Kansas Department of Transportation calls Trump 'delusional communist' on Twitter Trump has privately voiced skepticism about driverless cars: report MORE after the attorney general recused himself from overseeing special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Sessions’s recusal left oversight to Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinGraham says he'll probe Rosenstein's 25th Amendment remarks The damning proof of innocence that FBI likely withheld in Russian probe Conway's husband: 'Banana republic' if Trump got his wish to go after investigators MORE, whom Isgur also served as spokeswoman for.

Isgur previously worked for the Republican National Committee and on Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyThe 25 Republicans who defied Trump on emergency declaration Overnight Defense: Senate rejects border emergency in rebuke to Trump | Acting Pentagon chief grilled on wall funding | Warren confronts chief over war fund budget 12 Republican senators defy Trump on emergency declaration  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.”