Prominent Donald Trump ally Roger Stone suspended from Twitter

Roger Stone, the legendary Republican political operative and close ally of President Trump, was banned from Twitter over the weekend after a foul-mouthed rant directed at several journalists.

WASHINGTON, DC (REUTERS) - Roger Stone, one of President Donald Trump's former campaign advisers and most ardent boosters, vowed legal action on Sunday (Oct 29) after being suspended from Twitter.

The suspension came after a reported foul-mouthed Friday night rant in which Stone excoriated CNN anchor Don Lemon and New York Times columnist Charles Blow.

Stone emailed Politico to say he is speaking to "prominent telecommunications attorneys" about legal action.

Stone's outburst came just as sources confirmed special counsel Robert Mueller has filed his first charges in the investigation into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russia to swing the 2016 election.

Responding to Congressional pressure, Twitter last week blocked Russian outlets R-T and Sputnik from buying ads on the platform and also announced tougher restrictions on sexual harassment and abuse in general.

Stone's attacks on Lemon, who is gay, included what appeared to be an epithet for homosexuals.

Stone, a legendary Republican operative, was briefly a formal Trump campaign adviser and used to run a lobbying firm with former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, whose home was raided by FBI agents as part of Mueller's investigation.