John Yoo

Visiting Fellow

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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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The Senate Should Change Its Rules On Impeachment

by John Yoovia National Review
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The Constitution gives the Senate flexibility on whether and how to hold an impeachment trial.


Beware Of Impeaching Trump. It Could Hurt The Presidency.

by John Yoovia The New York Times
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

We must avoid doing long-term harm to the president’s ability to conduct foreign policy and protect our nation.


John Yoo: Will Future Presidents Trust The Intelligence Community?

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the whistle blower allegations against President Trump, and whether future presidents will trust the intelligence community.

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Law Talk With Epstein & Yoo #125: “Greek Fire”

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, September 23, 2019

The Ukraine controversy, Iran-Saudi Arabia conflict, vaping restrictions, California’s emissions regulations, and more.


John Yoo: Trump Denies Saying 'Something Inappropriate' On Call

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the whistle-blower complaint as well as Biden's efforts on behalf of his son in the Ukraine.