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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Pacific Century: Professor Rana Mitter on the Tiananmen Square Massacre and the May Fourth Movement

interview with Rana Mitter, Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Professor Mitter discusses the Tiananmen Square Massacre thirty years later and the 100th Anniversary of the May Fourth Movement as well as and the future of Chinese pluralism after the coming to power of Xi Jinping.

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Pacific Century: Professor Rana Mitter On The Tiananmen Square Massacre And The May Fourth Movement

interview with Rana Mitter, Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Professor Mitter discusses the Tiananmen Square Massacre thirty years later and the 100th Anniversary of the May Fourth Movement as well as and the future of Chinese pluralism after the coming to power of Xi Jinping.

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John Yoo: Resurgent American Nationalism: Conservatism, Foreign Policy, And Beyond

interview with John Yoovia American Enterprise Institute
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses what American nationalism is, how it relates to the Trump presidency, and what its policy implications are.

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President Trump Says Democrats Want A 'Do-Over' On Mueller Investigation

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the congressional investigation to the Mueller report, President Trump's tax returns, and executive privilege.

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John Yoo: White House Directs Don McGahn To Defy House Subpoena

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Monday, May 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses whether Don McGahn will defy a House subpoena as well as who and/or what started the investigation of President Trump.

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John Yoo: Comey Or Brennan? Dispute Erupts Over Who Pushed Steele Dossier

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about the finger-pointing between high-level government officials over who pushed the unverified Steele dossier that was used in the FISA application to investigate President Trump.

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Richard Epstein and John Yoo On Law Talk

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Law Talk With Epstein, Yoo & Senik
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein and John Yoo discuss the following legal controversies: what do Alabama’s new restrictions on abortion mean for the future of Roe v. Wade? What’s the proper libertarian position on compulsory vaccinations? Does Congress have a leg to stand on in its pursuit of Bill Barr? Was Harvard wrong to turn its back on a professor who’s defending Harvey Weinstein? And then, the professors finally answer the question you’ve waited years for: are bans on toplessness unconstitutional?

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John Yoo: Executive Privilege And Congressional Oversight

interview with John Yoovia The Federalist Society
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the proper balance between congressional oversight and executive privilege.

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John Yoo: AG Barr Taps US Attorney John Durham To Investigate Russia Probe Origins

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses Attorney General Barr launching an investigation into 2016 spying.

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John Yoo On Donald Trump Jr.'s Subpoena

interview with John Yoovia CNN
Friday, May 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses Donald Trump Jr. being subpoenaed to testify in front of the Senate Intelligence committee and what the committee might ask as well as whether Trump Jr. will testify and/or can be compelled to testify.

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