Roger Stone threatens to aid primary challenge against freshman GOP lawmaker

Indicted GOP political operative Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneJudge orders Roger Stone to file rebuttal to allegation he violated gag order Federal prosecutors allege Roger Stone violated gag order with Instagram posts House panel subpoenas Flynn, Gates MORE said on Thursday he is willing to help a primary challenge to freshman Republican Rep. Greg SteubeWilliam (Greg) Gregory Steube58 GOP lawmakers vote against disaster aid bill Roger Stone threatens to aid primary challenge against freshman GOP lawmaker The 23 Republicans who voted against the anti-hate resolution MORE (Fla.), including providing funding for opposition research.

In a Facebook post published Thursday, Stone, a former adviser to President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests Democratic senator introduces bill to ban gun silencers Democrats: Ex-Commerce aide said Ross asked him to examine adding census citizenship question 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 MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump Schiff says Intel panel will hold 'series' of hearings on Mueller report MORE's Russia investigation.

Stone denies any wrongdoing.