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 Says John Durham And William Barr Will Run All Leads To The Ground

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses expansion of the investigation into the origins of the Russia probe and who was involved.

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John Yoo: Trump Wants Barr To Look Into Potential Ties Between Ukraine, Hillary Clinton And Steele Dossier

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo says that Attorney General Bill Barr will get to the bottom of surveillance questions surrounding the 2016 campaign.

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VOA Explains: Executive Power And Impeachment

quoting John Yoovia VOA News
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

As Democrats forge ahead with the impeachment investigation into whether President Donald Trump abused his office by pressing Ukraine for information against his political opponents, some legal scholars say their entire case rests on a faulty understanding of executive power.

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John Yoo: Should Mick Mulvaney Remain Trump's Chief Of Staff Amid Impeachment Probe?

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Monday, October 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses whether Mick Mulvaney should remain chief of staff as well as the legality of the Democrats' reasons for impeachment.

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John Yoo On The John Batchelor Show: A National Impeachment Puzzle: Fair? Due Process?

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, October 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses his Washington Post article "The House doesn’t have to be ‘fair’ in its probe. But it should give Trump due process."

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Impeach This! With John Yoo And “Lucretia”

interview with John Yoovia Powerline
Friday, October 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses what is unfolding in the impeachment process.

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John Yoo: Trump Administration Deals With Mulvaney Comment Fallout

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, October 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's comments and the impeachment process.

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John Yoo: Speaker Nancy Pelosi Defends House Democrats' Impeachment Inquiry Process

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the impeachment inquiry timeline and whether a full, thorough, and transparent investigation is realistic with a short timeline.

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Discussing The Trump Impeachment Inquiry: John Yoo On Fox News’ ‘The Ingraham Angle’

interview with John Yoovia American Enterprise Institute
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the Democrats’ views on President Trump’s impeachment inquiry and Yoo notes basic American principles call for due process and fairness.

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The House Doesn’t Have To Be ‘Fair’ In Its Probe. But It Should Give Trump Due Process.

by John Yoovia The Washington Post
Sunday, October 13, 2019

Even as they rush headlong into their unavoidable constitutional crash, President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) may yet agree on the procedures for the impeachment inquiry. Contrary to Trump’s claims, the Constitution does not require the House to be “fair” in its probe. But House leaders should still furnish the president with due process, because the Senate will not hold a serious trial that can reveal the truth.

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