John Yoo

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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: The Democratic Overreach Against Barr And Trump

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the House Judiciary Committee issuing a contempt citation to the attorney general of the United States because the attorney general has not given the committee the underacted Mueller reports as well as the underlying documents. Yoo notes that the president has a right to keep some of these documents confidential and some of the documents requested cannot be released based on the law. Yoo talks about how this will be resolved.

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Former Deputy Assistant AG John Yoo Offers Perspective On Unitary Executive Theory

interview with John Yoovia NPR
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about executive power, and the tug of war between Congress and the White House over the Mueller report.

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John Yoo: House Democrats Hold Barr In Contempt, Trump Asserts Executive Privilege Over Mueller Report

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses whether President Trump has the right to withhold the full Mueller report and the underlying documents. Yoo notes that the Supreme Court ruled that communications between the president and his top advisers are protected.

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John Yoo: Nadler, Barr Head Towards Contempt Showdown

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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Pacific Century: H.R. McMaster Takes On China

interview with H. R. McMaster, Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Hoover fellow and former national security advisor H.R. McMaster joins the Pacific Century to discuss the rise of China.

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John Yoo: President Trump Objects To Robert Mueller Testifying Before Congress

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Monday, May 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses whether President Trump can prevent Mueller from testifying before House Judiciary Committee tentatively set for mid-May.

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John Yoo: James Comey Warns Russia Will Help Get Trump Re-Elected In 2020

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, May 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses James Comey's warning that the Russians will try to reelect President Trump.

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John Yoo: Discussing The Mueller Report: Yoo On CNN's ‘CNN Tonight’

interview with John Yoovia CNN
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses Barr, Mueller, and the handling of the Mueller Report.

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John Yoo Warns Of A Coming 'Constitutional Clash' Between The President And Congress

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the results of the Mueller investigation and the information struggle between Congress, Mueller, and Attorney General Barr.

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Mueller Left A Gap. Barr Just Filled It.

by John Yoovia The Atlantic
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

In today’s blockbuster hearings, Senate Judiciary Committee members cross-examined Attorney General William Barr on his short March 24 letter summarizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

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