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: 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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Discussing The Barr’s Testimony: John Yoo On Fox News

interview with John Yoovia The Ingraham Angle (Fox)
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses Attorney General Bill Barr's testimony and whether or not he lied to Congress.

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John Yoo: Update On The Mueller Report

interview with John Yoovia The Federalist Society
Monday, April 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the conclusions from the Mueller Report and what conclusions mean for the Trump Administration and the country going forward.

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Law Talk With Richard Epstein And John Yoo: Parking Strictly Enforced

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Ricochet
Friday, April 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and John Yoo discuss whether the Mueller Report is a vindication of President Trump or the predicate for impeachment; whether the White House can resist congressional subpoenas; whether the congressional Democrats (or a wily coalition of state governments) can force the president to release his tax returns; whether the Supreme Court will break new ground on gay and trans discrimination; and whether chalking tires is unconstitutional.

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Discrimination and the Ivory Tower

by John Yoo, James C. Phillipsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Supreme Court may finally get to clean up the mess that race-based admissions have created at our universities.

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John Yoo: Shocked That People At Justice, FBI Would Rely On Something So Flimsy As The Steele Dossier

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

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the anti-Trump dossier and how it has been completely repudiated by the Mueller report, and what will happen next.

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John Yoo: Christopher Steele's Anti-Trump Dossier Under New Scrutiny After Release Of Mueller Report

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Monday, April 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about the calls to investigate the origins of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe and whether this should be investigated.

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