Mark Levin: Schiff awakened 'sleeping giant' with impeachment

 Fox News host Mark LevinMark Reed LevinMark Levin calls Trump 'first Jewish president' Let's take on eating disorders, one state at a time Mark Levin: Schiff awakened 'sleeping giant' with impeachment MORE on Friday said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSunday Talk Shows: Lawmakers look ahead to House vote on articles of impeachment, Senate trial Supreme Court takes up fight over Trump financial records Democrats approve two articles of impeachment against Trump in Judiciary vote MORE (D-Calif.) has awakened a "sleeping giant" of the American people in the impeachment charge against President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' 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 HannityNew York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment McConnell: I doubt any GOP senator will vote to impeach Trump McConnell says he'll be in 'total coordination' with White House on impeachment trial strategy 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."

"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.