Mark Levin: Schiff awakened 'sleeping giant' with impeachment

 Fox News host Mark LevinMark Reed LevinNikki Haley expected to endorse Loeffler in Senate race Scalise after Democrat asks for examples of Sanders supporters 'being bad': 'I can think of an example' Loeffler works to gain traction with conservatives amid Collins primary bid MORE on Friday said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffHillicon Valley: Schiff presses intel chief on staff changes | Warren offers plan to secure elections | Twitter's Jack Dorsey to donate B to coronavirus fight | WhatsApp takes steps to counter virus misinformation Schiff calls on DNI Grenell to explain intelligence community changes READ: Schiff plans to investigate Trump firing intel watchdog MORE (D-Calif.) has awakened a "sleeping giant" of the American people in the impeachment charge against President TrumpDonald John TrumpCDC updates website to remove dosage guidance on drug touted by Trump Trump says he'd like economy to reopen 'with a big bang' but acknowledges it may be limited Graham backs Trump, vows no money for WHO in next funding bill MORE. The reference to the famous quote compared the lawmaker to World War II Japanese Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto. 

"After we were attacked at Pearl Harbor, Admiral Yamamoto of Japan said, 'I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve'," Levin told host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityTrump says he'd like economy to reopen 'with a big bang' but acknowledges it may be limited Trump hits Biden for suggesting virus may force Democrats to hold virtual convention Trump lashes out at NYT, WaPost amid criticism of coronavirus response MORE on Fox News. "You know, Adam Schiff, you are in some ways Admiral Yamamoto: You just awakened a sleeping giant. You threw everything you had at the president, at the Republicans, at 63 million voters who voted for this president."
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"This is the best you have? You have nothing," Levin added. "You are the Democratic Party's Yamamoto."
 
Levin, a syndicated radio talk show host, who was at onetime chief of staff for former President Reagan's attorney general, Ed Meese, also called Schiff's witnesses during six days of testimony weak. 

"This was the weakest conga line of hand-picked witnesses I've ever seen in any hearing at any time," Levin later added. "There's no smoking gun."

The perspective comes as President Trump told "Fox & Friends" on Friday that he wants an impeachment trial in the Republican-controlled Senate if the House votes to impeach him.

“I want a trial,” Trump said in a phone interview with the network's morning show on Friday. “There’s nothing there.”

“If they do put it up, they’re crazy,” Trump added regarding an impeachment vote in the House. “Adam Schiff is a nut job.”

The House is expected to vote on articles of impeachment by the end of next year.