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Title: Defending the “Defender in Chief”: John Yoo on Trump’s Fight for Presidential Power
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Published: Aug 3, 2020
Author: Hoover Institution
Post Date: 2021-01-07 16:15:42 by BTP Holdings
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Recorded on July 29, 2020

On the occasion of his new book, Defender in Chief: Donald Trump’s Fight for Presidential Power, Hoover visiting fellow and Berkeley Law School professor John Yoo joins the show to make a spirited case against the criticisms of Donald Trump for his supposed disruption of constitutional rules and norms. The conventional wisdom is that Donald Trump is a threat to the rule of law and the US Constitution. Mainstream media outlets have reported fresh examples of alleged executive overreach or authoritarian White House decisions nearly every day of his presidency. In the 2020 primaries, the candidates have rushed to accuse Trump of destroying our democracy and jeopardizing our nation’s very existence. In his book and on this show, John Yoo argues the opposite: that the Founders would have seen Trump as returning to their vision of presidential power, even at his most controversial and outrageous. It’s a fascinating and often humorous discussion that could not be more timely.

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This is a very prescient presentation by John Yoo. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2021-01-07   17:07:35 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#2. To: BTP Holdings (#1)

wow rerun, another rerun.

I used to be in a hurry, then I figured out I was just getting nowhere fast.

IRTorqued  posted on  2021-01-07   20:30:19 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

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