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 SchiffTrump's increasingly questionable pardons should make Congress act DOJ offers House Intel some Mueller materials if Schiff drops Barr threat Judiciary Democrat: 'Most of us have been led to the position that an impeachment inquiry is warranted' MORE (D-Calif.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneRoger Stone considers suing to discover if he was spied on by FBI Stone claims unfair prosecution by Mueller Democrats are running out of stunts to pull from impeachment playbook MORE will "need a much better defense" against charges he faces in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerHouse progressive: Pelosi 'has it right' on impeachment Democrats talk subpoena for Mueller Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna: 'I'm not there yet' on impeachment 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 TrumpTrump rips Dems' demands, impeachment talk: 'Witch Hunt continues!' Nevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote The Hill's Morning Report - Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push 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.