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 SessionsMore than 100 Democrats sign letter calling for Stephen Miller to resign Press: Ukraine's not the only outrage To understand death behind bars, we need more information 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 TrumpWatergate prosecutor says that Sondland testimony was 'tipping point' for Trump In private moment with Trump, Justice Kennedy pushed for Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination: book Obama: 'Everybody needs to chill out' about differences between 2020 candidates MORE after the attorney general recused himself from overseeing special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts House impeachment hearings: The witch hunt continues Speier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump MORE’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Sessions’s recusal left oversight to Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinDemocrats ask judge to force McGahn to comply with subpoena Democrats ask court to force DOJ's hand on Mueller grand jury materials Washington celebrates diplomacy — and baseball — at Meridian Ball MORE, whom Isgur also served as spokeswoman for.

Isgur previously worked for the Republican National Committee and on Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyTrump steps up GOP charm offensive as impeachment looms Romney calls lunch with Trump 'delightful' Trump lunches with two of his biggest Senate GOP critics 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.”