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Blue-Check Twitter Outraged After CNN Hires Fmr Sessions Spox as Political Editor: ‘What the Literal F*ck?’

CNN is hiring Sarah Isgur Flores, a former leading spokeswoman for the Department of Justice, to join their team next month to help coordinate coverage in the upcoming 2020 election. Politico reported on Tuesday that Flores will join the network as a political editor after she previously served as the top DOJ surrogate while it was helmed by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The move is intriguing, since Flores is a political operative by trade, having worked as a strategist for numerous Republican figures but never holding a career in journalism before. In addition, Flores’ role is reportedly not going to involve coverage of the Justice Department.

Flores frequently defended Sessions from critics throughout his time as AG, and she has criticized Donald Trump on more than one occasion despite working within the president’s administration. Nonetheless, Trump continues to bash CNN on a regular basis, and Politico reports that some people are talking about whether Flores was a leaker.

Isgur’s discussions with the network have sparked a whisper campaign among Trump supporters in and out of the government who are arguing — with no evidence — that she was the source of damaging leaks against the administration.

In any event, media observers have taken notice of this development, and a lot of people wonder if Flores is suited for this job based on her track record.

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