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 SchiffDems request probe into spa owner suspected of trying to sell access to Trump Dems fear Trump is looking at presidential pardons The Hill's Morning Report — Trump readies first veto after latest clash with Senate GOP MORE (D-Calif.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneOverwhelming majority of voters want final Mueller report released: poll Trump seizes on poll that shows half agree Mueller investigation is a 'witch hunt' Judge sets Roger Stone trial for early November MORE will "need a much better defense" against charges he faces in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe 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 TrumpDem lawmaker says Electoral College was 'conceived' as way to perpetuate slavery Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals to visit White House on Monday Transportation Dept requests formal audit of Boeing 737 Max certification 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.