Jeff Sessions tells U.S. prosecutors: Push for more, harsher punishments

Consistent with Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ tough-on-crime approach, the Justice Department has issued new guidance to federal prosecutors that rescinds “inconsistent” Obama-era charging and sentencing policies and requires that defendants be charged with the most serious, provable charges possible. The new guidance, issued by Mr. Sessions late Thursday to federal prosecutors across the country, will likely…

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