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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