Mark Levin: Schiff awakened 'sleeping giant' with impeachment

 Fox News host Mark LevinMark Reed LevinBarr: The left 'believes in tearing down the system' Tennessee primary battle turns nasty for Republicans Hannity's first book in 10 years debuts at No. 1 on Amazon MORE on Friday said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffGOP chairmen hit back at accusation they are spreading disinformation with Biden probe Schiff, Khanna call for free masks for all Americans in coronavirus aid package House Intelligence panel opens probe into DHS's involvement in response to protests MORE (D-Calif.) has awakened a "sleeping giant" of the American people in the impeachment charge against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTeachers union launches 0K ad buy calling for education funding in relief bill FDA head pledges 'we will not cut corners' on coronavirus vaccine Let our values drive COVID-19 liability protection 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 HannitySunday shows preview: White House, congressional Democrats unable to breach stalemate over coronavirus relief Tennessee primary battle turns nasty for Republicans CNN's Ana Navarro to host Biden roundtable on making 'Trump a one-term president' 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.