Roger Stone threatens to aid primary challenge against freshman GOP lawmaker

Indicted GOP political operative Roger StoneRoger Jason Stone3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 Judge rejects Stone's request to dismiss charges Judge dismisses DNC lawsuit against Trump campaign, Russia over election interference MORE said on Thursday he is willing to help a primary challenge to freshman Republican Rep. Greg SteubeWilliam (Greg) Gregory SteubeConservatives call on Pelosi to cancel August recess House passes bill requiring CBP to enact safety, hygiene standards 58 GOP lawmakers vote against disaster aid bill MORE (Fla.), including providing funding for opposition research.

In a Facebook post published Thursday, Stone, a former adviser to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump 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 calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony Kellyanne Conway: 'I'd like to know' if Mueller read his own report MORE's Russia investigation.

Stone denies any wrongdoing.