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CNN Hires Former Spokeswoman for Jeff Sessions to Coordinate 2020 Coverage

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20.02.2019

CNN has hired a former spokeswoman for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “coordinate political coverage for the 2020 campaign,” Politico reported on Tuesday. Sarah Isgur worked for Sessions during his tenure at the Department of Justice, in addition to roles on Carly Fiorina’s 2016 presidential campaign and for one of Ted Cruz’s senate campaigns. That makes Isgur an experienced political operative. But she has never worked in journalism, a qualification that seems like it should be relevant to her new job. Further details about Isgur’s role weren’t immediately available on Tuesday, but Brian Stelter, who anchors the network’s Reliable Sources program, reported that Isgur would join a team of editors. CNN also announced that she won’t cover the Department of Justice, though that doesn’t ameliorate many concerns about the hire. Isgur isn’t just new to journalism; she also........

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