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Former Sessions spokeswoman to join CNN as 2020 political editor

In this image, Jeff Sessions faces the left. He's wearing a red tie and a suit.
Jeff Sessions. Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty Images

Sarah Isgur, the former leading spokeswoman for then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, will join CNN as a political editor for the 2020 presidential campaign despite the fact that she has not previously worked in a newsroom, reports Politico.

Flashback: Isgur, who will not oversee news coverage that relates to the Justice Department, drafted the statement that announced Rod Rosenstein's departure, written in the voice of then-AG Sessions.

Go deeper: The history of how Trump turned on Sessions

Senate confirms William Barr as attorney general

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Attorney General Bill Barr. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

The Senate voted 54-45 on Thursday to confirm President Trump’s attorney general nominee William Barr.

Why it matters: Barr will oversee special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. In a memo he drafted before he was nominated, Barr argued that "Mueller's theory" that the president may have obstructed justice by firing FBI Director Jim Comey is "fatally misconceived," prompting concerns from Democratic lawmakers about potential conflicts of interest.

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