(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot was singled out a year ago by the Obama campaign for giving $1 million in support of Mitt Romney, and was almost immediately subjected to two Internal Revenue Service audits and a Labor Department inspection of his ranch business. Something at the time VanderSloot described as peculiar. He, along with 7 other individuals were placed on an “Enemies” list by the Obama campaign, and the microscope descended on Idaho Falls.
In light of the recent controversy surrounding the IRS’ targeting conservative groups for similar audits, VanderSloot is again the focus. Fox News talked with him again Tuesday ( see video on home page ) and inquired about the past year. VanderSloot spoke of the multiple attempts to smear his name and reputation. Both professionally and personally. Fox asked if VanderSloot was bitter toward Obama and the IRS. The Idaho Falls businessman said, “No, I’m hopeful that our country will not continue to go down that path…hopeful that we’ll have leaders of our country to ensure that we don’t go down that path.”
Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com
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