How the Russia probe closed in on Michael Flynn

Illustration: Lazaro Gamio / Axios

Michael Flynn, President Trump's former National Security Advisor, pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI.

Special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, conducted in secret, burst into public view in late October with indictments against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his associate and fellow campaign staffer Rick Gates. With campaign foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos already having pleaded guilty, Flynn is the fourth Trump associate to be caught in Mueller's net. Below, a look at how we got here...