Roger Stone threatens to aid primary challenge against freshman GOP lawmaker

Indicted GOP political operative Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneDOJ backs ex-Trump campaign aide Richard Gates's probation request Schiff says investigators seeking to identify who Giuliani spoke to on unlisted '-1' number What if impeachment fails? MORE said on Thursday he is willing to help a primary challenge to freshman Republican Rep. Greg SteubeWilliam (Greg) Gregory SteubeGOP lawmakers offer new election security measure VA under pressure to ease medical marijuana rules Gun epidemic is personal for lawmakers touched by violence MORE (Fla.), including providing funding for opposition research.

In a Facebook post published Thursday, Stone, a former adviser to President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans consider skipping witnesses in Trump impeachment trial Bombshell Afghanistan report bolsters calls for end to 'forever wars' Lawmakers dismiss Chinese retaliatory threat to US tech MORE, said he "can guarantee an extremely well funded challenge to this loser."

Stone did not specify why he opposed Steube.


"Evidentially lightweight freshman Congressman Greg Streube [sic] has decided he wants a vigorous and well funded Republican primary challenge for re-election and so he shall have one,"  Stone wrote in his Facebook post.

"I can tell you firsthand that the president either likes nor respect this RINO hack. I have pulled together the initial funding for opposition research and I’m highly confident that regardless of my circumstances I can guarantee an extremely well funded challenge to this loser."

A similar post was published on his Instagram account. 

Stone did not immediately respond to request for comment as to why he is targeting the congressman.

Steube's office also didn't immediately respond to request for comment on Stone's threat.

Stone was indicted in January on seven counts in connection with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts House impeachment hearings: The witch hunt continues Speier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump MORE's Russia investigation.

Stone denies any wrongdoing.