Friday, November 24, 2017


A few days prior to Thanksgiving,  President Donald Trump announced David T. Fischer Jr.’s selection as U.S. Ambassador to Morocco. Fischer’s appointment did not catch the attention of mainstream press and only a short article reporting Fischer’s appointment appeared on Thanksgiving Day in the Detroit News.

 Vintage movie buffs may conjure up thoughts of the movie Casablanca, love scenes between Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart, Nazi spies, and “Play it again Sam” when hearing Morocco’s name. There are no longer Nazi spies - they are long gone and in their place Russia has moved in. Russia began developing close alliances with the Northern African nation of Morocco several years ago.  Whether the draw for Russia is Morocco’s ports that sit on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean are the potential draw for Russia or the motive is for Russia to develop a stronger toe hole in the region - maybe both motives are at play. Russia’s motives are for scholars of the region to untangle. 

 In October of 2017, Russia signed agreements with Morocco on extensive energy deals, as well as, joint security and military cooperation between the two nations and prompting  Russian Prime Minister Medvedev’s appearance in Morocco’s capital for the all-important signing. Medvedev stated to the press, “Morocco remains our strategic partner in the Arab world and Africa in general.”  Morocco’s prime minister is also enthusiastic over the deals made with Russia and responded Morocco was, “optimistic about the new dynamic of relations with Russia.”
The budding romance between Russia and Morocco brings us back to Trump’s appointment of David T. Fischer Jr.  Fischer was the Michigan financial head for Mitt during Romney’s 2016 presidential run. Fischer was often photographed alongside Scott Romney and another Romney insider, Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder.  A Fischer family member also played a role in helping to carry out an illegal deal made with members of Livingston County legal community to suppress a sexual assault on a child – in essence, the Fischer family member became one of the enforcers of the illegal deal.  Link here to blog piece

 Photograph of Scott Romney on left, Ronna Romney McDaniel next to her dad, Governor Rick Synder standing next to Ronna and standing behind Ronna Romney McDaniel is David T. Fisher Jr. 

There are also many lingering questions of David T. Fischer Jr.’s deep involvement with the Romney family and if Fischer had involvement with the Romney family’s deep ties to Russian intelligence through an import-export company in Michigan headed by a former Soviet administer from St. Petersburg, Russia.  Oleg  Lobov sits on the board of the import-export company. Oleg  Lobov is linked to sarin attack in Japan, his bio below:
Education: Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
Honors: Honorary Builder of Russia, Honorary Academician of several Russian and foreign Academies.
1997-pres. Association of International Cooperation, Chairman.
1987-1997 Deputy Prime Minister of Russia;
Minister of Economy of Russia;
Secretary of the Security Council of Russia;
Special Presidential Envoy in Chechnya

Fischer isn’t the only Romney insider selected by Trump. To date, Betsy DeVos, a longtime Romney family friend and political ally, was selected as Education secretary. DeVos selected another Romney insider John Engler, a former Michigan governor, for her staff. Ronna Romney McDaniel, the daughter of Scott Romney and Mitt’s niece, was tapped by Trump to be the chair of the National Republican Committee.  Romney political ally former Michigan Congressman Pete Hoekstra, Trump picked for Ambassador to the Northlands. And Jon Huntsman, a fellow Mormon Church member of the Romney’s, was tapped as Ambassador to Russia. Huntsman has another tie to the overall Russian connection with the Michigan Romney factions that became involved with business deals with Russian import-export company.  The complex story of Romney family members involvement, the Russian import-export company, the many executives, corporations, and politicians that became entangled is told in our book Betrayal Of One’s Family And One’s Country.