CNN Has Hired Former Trump Administration Official as Political Editor

By A.J. Katz 

Sarah Isgur Flores, the former leading spokeswoman for the Department of Justice, will join CNN next month as political editor.

In this role, Isgur Flores will help coordinate the network’s political coverage across all TV and digital platforms. According to a source, it’s a brand new position and she won’t be replacing anyone.

The hire seems to have surprised many in media, in part because she has never worked in a newsroom. Then, there’s the fact that she has criticized the network on multiple occasions in the past.

According to Politico, which first reported the hire, Pres. Trump initially wasn’t too enthusastic about the prospect of bringing on Isgur Flores back in 2017, a political operative who had criticized him on the presidential campaign trail. Before joining the DOJ, (and departing the role when Sessions left), Isgur Flores was the deputy campaign manager for Carly Fiorina’s presidential campaign. In the months after Fiorina left the race, she was extremely critical of Trump out of the race, Isgur Flores repeatedly attacked Trump.

But she was not exactly complimentary of Clinton during the 2016 race.

As Department of Justice spokesperson, Isgur was not only spokesperson for then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but she also served as spokeswoman for deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, the man overseeing the Mueller probe.

At CNN, Isgur Flores reportedly will not play a role in covering the DOJ, but she will occasionally appear on air analyzing politics.

It appears many on the left aren’t pleased with the hire.

Not everyone hates the hire! At least one media figure is a fan.