John Yoo

Don’t prosecute Trump. Impeach him.

John Yoo co-writes for The New York Times, Dec. 4, 2017

Unfortunately, the drama over the Flynn plea and White House tweeting continues to draw time and resources away from the Constitution’s one true answer for presidential corruption: impeachment and removal from office. If Mr. Trump has truly impeded a valid investigation, Congress should turn to impeachment, which allows for the removal of a president for “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

Trump can pardon Manafort. He shouldn’t.

John Yoo writes for The New York Times, Oct. 31, 2017

Even if Mr. Trump has the constitutional power to pardon Mr. Manafort and his allies, conservatives should vigorously oppose such pardons on the ground that they would do serious damage to the presidency. In the popular mind, pardons imply the commission of a crime.

Professor John Yoo

John Yoo interviewed by Tavis Smiley on PBS, Oct. 9, 2017

We should be deploying missile defenses of technology over and around North Korea using drones, space, even sea-based anti-missile defenses, and try to shoot the missiles when they launch. That would give us a better bargaining position even though we can’t be sure that we would get all of them.

Space weapons, robotics and cyber are key to defeating North Korea

John Yoo writes for The Hill, Oct. 6, 2017

New technologies cannot solve every problem, and they cannot supply the political will needed to answer the North Korean threat. But they can create more options beyond appeasement of a rogue regime and full scale conventional war that could defend against the unconventional threat of an EMP or other nuclear attack.

Legal experts skeptical Trump can unilaterally subsidize Appalachian coal

John Yoo quoted by The Daily Caller, Aug. 15, 2017

“There could be existing statutes that provide for subsidies for industries that are harmed by unfair trade competition or that are advancing innovative techniques for energy development,” said Yoo. … “If no existing statute exists creating the program, then President Trump will have to ask Congress for new funds this upcoming year.”