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Michael Flynn Jr. (left) at the alt-right "Rally for Peace" outside the White House on June 25. Michael Flynn Jr. / Twitter

Michael Flynn Jr., the son of President Trump's ousted national security advisor, is now a focus of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, per a report from NBC News.

  • What he did: He was heavily involved in his father's lobbying work with the Flynn Intel Group, even traveling to Moscow for a gala hosted by state-sponsored RT in 2015 where the elder Flynn dined with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Earlier this year, he held an official transition email address — but his exact role with the fledgling Trump administration was never made clear.
  • Another pastime: The younger Flynn remains active in alt-right Twitter circles and was a vocal supporter of the Pizzagate conspiracy theory.
  • Our thought bubble: If Mueller wants to flip Flynn to testify against Trump associates, involving his son in the investigation could be a great way to compel him to talk.

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The Senate voted 84-15 to confirm Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary on Monday.

Why it matters: Yellen is the first woman to serve as Treasury secretary, a Cabinet position that will be crucial in helping steer the country out of the pandemic-induced economic crisis.

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The parent company of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool F.C. has ended talks to sell a minority ownership stake to RedBall Acquisition, a SPAC formed by longtime baseball executive Billy Beane and investor Gerry Cardinale, Axios has learned from multiple sources. An alternative investment, structured more like private equity, remains possible.

Why it matters: Red Sox fans won't be able to buy stock in the team any time soon.