Schiff: Roger Stone could face charges of lying to Congress
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Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff calls on Flynn to testify before House Intelligence Committee Stone admits to publishing false statements on InfoWars Trump White House preparing for 'knock-down, drag-out fight' with new House: report MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday that former informal adviser to President TrumpDonald John TrumpREAD: Transcript of James Comey's interview with House Republicans Klobuchar on 2020: ‘I do think you want voices from the Midwest’ Israel boycott fight roils Democrats in year-end spending debate MORE, Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneRoger Stone fundraising off promise not to testify against Trump Stone admits to publishing false statements on InfoWars Giuliani indicates Trump Tower Moscow discussions took place up until November 2016 MORE, could be "vulnerable" to charges of lying to Congress. 

Schiff, who is set to become the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, made the comments while appearing on ABC's "This Week," saying that Stone's testimony before the panel in 2017 "needs to be provided to the special counsel for consideration of whether perjury charges are warranted."

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Schiff also said that Stone's email correspondence with his associate Jerome Corsi, which Stone released publicly, was “inconsistent with his testimony before our committee.”

"It also looks like Mr. Stone was attempting to enlist Mr. Corsi’s help in covering for false testimony," Schiff added. "So I think the testimony alone is reason for great exposure for Mr. Stone."

 

Schiff's comments came only days after Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to lying to Congressional committees. He added that he's confident that other people in Trump's orbit have "met and exceeded" the bar of perjury. 

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE is investigating if Stone and Corsi were aware of WikiLeaks' plans to publish hacked emails from Democratic candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRoger Stone fundraising off promise not to testify against Trump Rivaling chants of 'USA,' 'lock him up' greet Flynn after sentencing hearing The Hill's 12:30 Report — Flynn awaits sentencing | White House signals it wants to avoid shutdown MORE during the 2016 presidential campaign. 

Stone has repeatedly denied have advanced knowledge of the organization’s plans. Trump has reportedly said in written answers to Mueller that he did not speak with Stone about WikiLeaks.

Stone accused Schiff of engaging in "frivolous semantics" in an email to The Hill, adding that his comments were part of a "shameless bid for partisan advantage. 

"If Mr. Schiff has any proof that I had advance knowledge of the source or content of the allegedly hacked or stolen emails published by Wikileaks or that I received anything of the kind I challenge him to produce it," Stone said.

It was reported last week that Corsi, a right-wing conspiracy theorist, emailed Stone about WikiLeaks' plans to released stolen documents before the 2016 election. 

The reports were based on draft court papers from Mueller's team, signaling that Mueller is scrutinizing the developments that played out involving WikiLeaks.