John Yoo

Visiting Fellow
Biography: 

John Yoo is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. From 2001 to 2003 he served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Council in the Justice Department of President George W. Bush. Professor Yoo is the author of a number of books, most recently of Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power, From George Washington to George W. Bush.

John Yoo co-hosts the Pacific Century podcast with Michael Auslin, where they broadly address developments in China and Asia. They discuss the latest politics, economics, law, and cultural news, with a focus on US policy in the region.

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John Yoo: Impeachment Effort Won't Remove Trump From Office – Is It Worth The Trouble?

by John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, November 14, 2019

No American president has ever been removed from office by Congress. That is almost certain to remain the case at the conclusion of impeachment proceedings against President Trump that began public hearings Wednesday in the House of Representatives.

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Pacific Century: At The Barricades In Hong Kong

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Jillian Melchior of the Wall Street Journal reports from the front lines of the protests.

Interviews

John Yoo: Mistake For House To Not Make Impeachment Inquiry As Fair As Possible

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo says House Democrats have an obligation to make the impeachment investigation as transparent as possible.

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John Yoo: Whistleblower’s Attorney Sends Cease And Desist Letter To White House

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo weighs in on the whistleblower’s attorney's cease and desist letter that was sent to White House.

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John Yoo: Fox News Obtains Emails That Raise Questions About Testimony Of Key Impeachment Witness

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, November 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the timing of emails between ousted Ukraine Amb. Marie Yovanovitch and a Democratic congressional staffer. Was a whistle-blower working with House Democratic staff to coordinate stories?

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John Yoo On The John Batchelor Show: "Impeachment Or Bust!"

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, November 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses his Washington Post article "It’s now impeachment or bust. As it should be."

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John Yoo: Former Acting CIA Boss Expresses Gratitude For The 'Deep State.'

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, November 1, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the break between President Trump and the intelligence community as well as his thoughts on impeachment.

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John Yoo On The Ricochet Podcast: Putting Out Fires

interview with John Yoovia Ricochet
Friday, November 1, 2019

(45:55) Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo clears up exactly what he thinks about Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.

Analysis and Commentary

John Yoo: No, I Didn't Call Alexander Vindman A Spy. But Ukraine Did Engage In Espionage

by John Yoovia USA Today
Friday, November 1, 2019

I really stepped in it this week. In the course of a Fox News interview, host Laura Ingraham began with a breaking news account about Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert and director of European Affairs on the National Security Council (NSC).

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Chris Cuomo To John Yoo: How Is That Espionage?

interview with John Yoovia CNN
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about his recent appearance on Fox News where he discussed Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's testimony.

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