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: Discussing The Released Mueller Report: On Fox News’ ‘The Ingraham Angle’

interview with John Yoovia AEI
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses key takeaways from the Mueller report.

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John Yoo: Attorney General Barr Has The Power To Overrule Immigration Judges

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about Attorney General William Barr issuing a ruling that would withhold bail from some asylum seekers while they wait for a hearing.

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John Yoo: Nunes' Submits Criminal Referrals Involve Conspiracy And Leaking Ahead Of Mueller Report Release

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the criminal referrals to the DOJ involving conspiracy and leaking that were submitted by Representative Devin Nunes.

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John Yoo: Will Democrats Be Happy With A Redacted Mueller Report?

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo weighs in on growing tensions between Attorney General Bill Barr and Democratic lawmakers.

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John Yoo: Barr Will Get To Bottom Of If Spying On Trump Campaign Was Justified

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, April 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo says the question isn't about the term 'spying' vs. 'surveillance,' it's about why it was done to the Trump campaign and administration.

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Discussing Attorney General Barr’s Testimony: Yoo On Fox News’ ‘The Ingraham Angle’

interview with John Yoovia AEI
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses Attorney General William Barr's testimony concerning spying.

Analysis and Commentary

Don’t Demonize The Electoral College — Or The Framers — As Racist

by John Yoo, James Phillipsvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, April 11, 2019

To Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it embodies “a shadow of slavery’s power.” To the New York Times editorial board it represents “a living symbol of America’s original sin.” To filmmaker Michael Moore, it advances a “racist idea.”

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John Yoo: Democrats, White House Prepare For Fight Over Trump’s Tax Returns

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, April 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses how the House Ways and Means Committee is demanding that President Trump release his tax returns. This could escalate into a terrible abuse of power resulting in a political weapon of partisan politics.

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Discussing Nadler’s Subpoena: Yoo On Fox News’ ‘The Ingraham Angle

interview with John Yoovia AEI
Friday, April 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses Representative Nadler’s subpoena of the Mueller Report, and if this is just a political play.

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Pacific Century: China Challenges Japan And Taiwan

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Friday, April 5, 2019

China Flexes Its Muscles; Will President Trump Respond?

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