Facebook hires former Sessions aide

Facebook hires former Sessions aide
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Facebook has hired a former aide to Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Sessions: It's time to accept the results of the Mueller report and move on Trump poised to roll back transgender health protections MORE to serve as the company’s director of executive branch public policy, Axios reported Thursday.

Sandy Luff was the legislative director of Sessions’s Senate office before the Alabama Republican was tapped as the Trump administration’s top law enforcement official earlier this year. Luff was also on President Trump's transition team.

Facebook also hired Nu Wexler, a former Democratic congressional communications aide who had been working in Twitter’s PR shop until March, Axios reported.

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Facebook appears to be trying to increase its influence with the Trump administration. Sessions has been one of President Trump’s closest advisers, and his earliest supporter in Congress during the campaign.

"Sandy's experience and understanding of the political landscape will make her an invaluable asset to our team. We are excited to have her aboard," Facebook's vice president of U.S. public policy, Greg Maurer, said in a statement.

Updated at 10:01 a.m.