After weeks of impeachment testimony by angry ambassadors and opinionated bureaucrats who decided to take US foreign policy into their own hands, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) failed to produce a single 'smoking gun' to use against President Trump.
Instead, the paper-tiger charade has fired up the Republican base and awakened a "sleeping giant" of support for Trump - whose request that Ukraine investigate seemingly obvious corruption by Joe and Hunter Biden set off a hornet's nest of triggered Democrats which Nancy Pelosi warned against (before caving to her party), predicting this exact outcome.
Perhaps the Democrats don't realize that voters care more about finding out if Biden is corrupt than whether Trump would have weaponized a negative outcome. That's called politics, and the American public hasn't forgotten that the Obama / Biden DOJ sent spies into the Trump campaign based on a fabricated dossier assembled by a former UK spy.
And by failing to find impeachable evidence while shielding Biden from scrutiny in light of the failed Russiagate narrative, Schiff may have turned Trump into a billionaire martyr.
To that end, The Hill's Joe Concha highlights poignant commentary by Fox News host Mark Levin, who says that Schiff has awakened a "sleeping giant" of Republican support for Trump - comparing the Democratic lawmaker to WWII 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 Hannity. "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," added Levin. "You are the Democratic Party's Yamamoto."
"This was the weakest conga line of hand-picked witnesses I've ever seen in any hearing at any time ... There's no smoking gun."