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Ex-Sessions spokeswoman to join CNN as political editor

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/19/sessions-sarah-isgur-cnn-political-editor-1174527
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Feb 19, 2019 2:49 PM 1+ mon ago

President Donald Trump has derided CNN as a leading purveyor of "fake news," and now, a recently departed administration official is joining the network in a senior role.

Sarah Isgur, who served as the Justice Department's lead spokeswoman under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is joining the network as a political editor next month, where she will coordinate political coverage for the 2020 campaign.

Isgur joined the administration in 2017 after overcoming resistance from the president, who balked at bringing on a political operative who had trashed him on the campaign trail. As deputy campaign manager for Carly Fiorina's presidential campaign, and in the months after Fiorina bowed out of the race, Isgur laced into Trump.

"Saying you will criminally prosecute your political opponent when you win is a scary and dangerous threat," she wrote on Twitter in October 2016, in reference to Trump's repeated threats to jail his opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Isgur, who did not respond to a request for comment on this ...

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