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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Mueller Hearings Recap With John Yoo

interview with John Yoovia Bill Bennett Show
Saturday, August 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the Mueller hearings.

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John Yoo: Have Democrats Turned Into The Anti-Police Party?

interview with John Yoovia Yahoo News
Friday, August 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses why Democrats seem to be anti-police.

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Peter Robinson And John Yoo: Justice Served

interview with Peter M. Robinson, John Yoovia Ricochet Podcast
Friday, August 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellows Peter Robinson and John Yoo discuss Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing and the aftermath and lasting effects with Mollie Hemingway and Rob Long.

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John Yoo Questions Whether The Nation Needs A Director Of National Intelligence

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Monday, July 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the nomination of Rep. John Ratcliffe to replace outgoing DNI Dan Coats. Yoo also questions the need for the National Intelligence Agency since we have so many other agencies working on national intelligence and security.

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Pacific Century: Trump Versus China: John Pomfret Reacts

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoo, John Pomfretvia The Pacific Century
Monday, July 29, 2019

The White House’s new China policy splits the US foreign policy community.

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John Yoo On Robert Mueller: “He Had A Really Hard Time Explaining Why That Investigation Had Ever Been Conducted”

interview with John Yoovia Fox News Radio
Friday, July 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the testimony of special counsel Robert Mueller.

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John Yoo: Democrats Weighs Pros And Cons In Push For Impeachment Following Mueller Hearing

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, July 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the continuing push by the Democrats to look for more evidence to impeach President Trump.

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Discussing The Fallout From The Mueller Investigation: Yoo On Fox News’ ‘The Ingraham Angle’

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses what congress should do to prevent abuses of power like we saw during the Mueller investigation.

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John Yoo Slams Dems' Shameful Mueller Hearings

interview with John Yoovia The Laura Ingraham Podcast
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the Mueller hearings, what they exposed, and what they mean for the future of the Democrats' quest to impeach President Trump. Yoo also shares his thoughts on the latest case of judicial overreach.

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John Yoo: 'House Democrats Announce Surprise Addition To Mueller Testimony'

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses Mueller's potential testimony.

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