Sponsored by Blue Apron, Blue Apron, SimpliSafe On this month's episode of American Wonk, our topic is: What the heck is going on between Donald Trump, James Comey, and Russia? Is there fire underneath all that smoke? Is the President in any kind of legal jeopardy? To answer these questions, we needed to go to someone who could wonk out with us on both foreign policy and constitutional questions, and so we're very fortunate to have John Yoo join the program. John is the Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law at the University of California Berkeley, Co-Faculty Director of the Korea Law Center, a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and author most recently of Point of Attack: Preventive War, International Law, and Global Welfare. On the show, we talk about the constitutional structure of how one investigates the President, since the President is in charge of federal law enforcement. We talk about likelihood--or lack thereof--that President Trump committed a crime. John reviews for us the legal history of impeachment, and calls it "crazy” to consider using the 25th Amendment to remove the President by claiming he is incapacitated. In the final segment, we mine John's expertise in two other areas--Korean politics and preventive war--to contemplate what exactly America should do to curtail the ability of North Korea to launch nuclear weapons that can reach our shores. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/smoke-fire-john-yoo/.Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet member for only $2.50 month! Join and see what you’ve been missing.