Schiff: I think Stone is going to need a much better defense

Schiff: I think Stone is going to need a much better defense
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Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffChris Matthews ripped for complimenting Trump's 'true presidential behavior' on Ginsburg Trump casts doubt on Ginsburg statement, wonders if it was written by Schiff, Pelosi or Schumer Top Democrats call for DOJ watchdog to probe Barr over possible 2020 election influence MORE (D-Calif.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneThe agony of justice Our Constitution is under attack by Attorney General William Barr Justice IG investigating Stone sentencing: report MORE will "need a much better defense" against charges he faces in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's probe after he called the indictment "thin as piss on a rock."

Schiff, who appeared on ABC's "This Week" immediately after Stone was interviewed, said that the longtime confidant of President TrumpDonald John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate MORE, who was indicted on seven federal counts Friday, is "presumed innocent."

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"But these are very specific allegations of lies and witness intimidation," Schiff added. "They’re matters that will be easily provable. These are not ambiguous statements. They’re very detailed. And I think he’s going to need a much better defense than the one you just heard.”

Mueller's team, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, charged Stone with one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements and a count of witness tampering.

The indictment also states that a top Trump campaign official was instructed to contact Stone to get information about the WikiLeaks hacks of Democratic emails ahead of the 2016 election.

Stone said Sunday on "This Week" that his attorneys view the indictment as "thin as piss on a rock" and predicted that he would be acquitted.

“In view of the fact that I expect to be acquitted and vindicated and that my attorneys … believe that this indictment is thin as piss on a rock, I’m prepared to fight for my life," Stone said.