John Yoo

Law professor John Yoo: ‘Strange’ that FBI did not question Hillary under oath

John Yoo interviewed by Newsmax TV, July 7, 2016

“I think it’s very strange that she wasn’t under oath and really, really strange that there was no transcript of the interview,” Yoo observed. “People higher up than those agents have to make the decision whether to prosecute Hillary and her aides. If they’re not present in the interview, how do they know what she said if there’s no written record of it?”

How an international lawsuit could bring India and the U.S. closer

John Yoo and Riddhi Dasgupta write for, Feb. 25, 2016

The suit offers one beneficial consequence: it shows how much the U.S. and South Asia depend on India’s geopolitical position in securing the aims of the free world in the region. To this end, India, the U.S., and their democratic free-market regional allies could enter into a Concert of Asia for the 21st Century.

Trump and Sanders: The Founders’ worst nightmare

John Yoo writes for The Weekly Standard, Feb. 10, 2016

The men who met in Philadelphia in 1787 to write a new constitution designed it to prevent someone like Donald Trump from ever becoming president. One of their great fears was of a populist demagogue who would promise the people everything and respect nothing.

Trump on torture

John Yoo interviewed by The Wall Street Journal: Opinion Journal, Feb. 9, 2016

“The whole point of this very limited, narrow program is to gather intelligence, to stop future attacks. It has nothing to do with punishment or revenge, but that seems to be what Mr. Trump thinks is the whole point.”

Obama is upending the role of the presidency

John Yoo writes for The Washington Post, Jan. 15, 2016

President Obama has all but declared that he will spend his last year in office acting unilaterally to advance his agenda. But his basic misunderstanding of presidential power will render his gains hollow, and his excesses will create the very tools to undo his legacy.

Should Cruz’s Canadian birth keep him off ballot?

John Yoo interviewed by HeraldNet, Dec. 16, 2015

“The Constitution requires the president to be a ‘natural-born citizen.’ But no one is sure what it means. It’s never been the subject of a definitive judicial ruling.” Yoo thinks the term applies to citizens “born in the territory of the United States.”