Romney donor speaking out; claims personal info targeted
Melaleuca CEO Frank Vandersloot on investigation
- Duration 7:07
- Date May 11, 2012
Melaleuca CEO Frank Vandersloot on investigation
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It's super -- supported Mitt Romney and soon after it found himself listed on on Obama's campaign website opposed to using him.
A being among eight wealthy individuals who have less than reputable records his name is Frank Anderson.
He is a multi millionaire who runs a wellness products company in Idaho.
The Wall Street Journal reporting that people have now started digging into his divorce records.
-- -- says he will not be intimidated in joins us now on the phone by the way we did call the Obama campaign for response.
On all of this we're waiting to hear back.
This is free bizarre mr.
-- -- but we're getting all sorts of reports that they have been looking.
In -- -- you're your your marriages etc.
when did this start when did you know it was getting kind of creepy.
Well -- thank you for talking to -- today I am.
When we -- would we made a donation in August.
The the it was done this super -- went public with that donors I believed it was in.
We got a little bit of -- the end of the few little bloggers came out and -- a few things but.
When president Obama's campaign came out this -- of one of his 800 enemies list.
And has been.
But every -- about it but he is it clear anti gay that I am personally and -- it.
Which can be further from the truth but.
That's when definitely -- -- -- and our allies.
All right -- you don't needed.
There was like a million dollars at all but it it was a million dollars OK yes now this Michael wolves.
Used to be an intern I guess with senator Carl Levin.
He started looking around.
You know records in your town trying to dig up information on divorces and and that.
Do you know him as anyone tracked him down a when he was up to.
I think it can mistrust the Wall Street Journal reporter has done the investigation on that.
She could tell you more about who he is -- that we could but -- informed us who.
We have -- note that for a while he was.
Be permanent this.
Investigation or deceptive it department subcommittee on investigations were.
This -- bit senate and that's what we were where we thought he was now but he's recently left then he says.
And is doing working for somebody else so we don't know if this is investigated -- them or for someone else.
You're right I mean or whatever and Kelly -- talked earlier and and it's of these that there were these odd.
Sort of rummaging around but I I noticed that the list also included.
-- stories with the Blackstone Group.
Fox Harbour group -- didn't do you know.
Who lobby Lender Processing Services.
And the only tie in was that you wall gave.
To this this Republican pack or as you dean supporter of a Mitt Romney.
-- how soon after that did you start.
You know getting these reports of people investigating you Wear your name coming up on enemies list and an honor.
Well right away.
Right away we got hit with all of this.
Electronic media these so called journalists.
Doing reports on -- so so that started right away and it started making a lot of false accusations.
-- and -- thing came up in your case for us yet on the number of other organizations and on the news channel pounced on that.
On why you're here now I thought I'd give you the opportunity to respond.
And I hit on the anti gay -- yup well.
I I have many -- France.
Had talks questions about this and then some of these people -- very very close to our perspective -- great deal -- respect and that being.
Most people don't know well.
-- We're just exercises -- people.
Who didn't know -- who are.
And members of our business.
Or customers and they were reading this didn't beat we got a barrage of phone calls people canceling.
Get their their customer of membership with and really how many did exit that.
A couple hundred that we can track real -- you -- -- you have any grounds to sue.
I suppose we do argument -- -- are you gonna do that they were.
Well there's so many of them I would know who -- -- I mean that they just the big quote each other count each other in there it's -- we just have to -- Letters out to -- these folks we better cute -- -- were.
Sort of more reputable site that had debt it took there's down and we have some we just responded the year that we're trying to believe him to that when the truth been dipped.
It's just too much to handle really.
I mean it's real lands on his enemies list an -- takes some doing do you want an apology from the president.
Or anyone on this -- Well I think that -- waste time don't -- I don't think I've ever entered politics in it but he took to other countries.
Put -- for America -- don't think he's ever apologize for -- You gonna continue giving suits -- Mitt Romney or or those -- that would be supportive.
Of this campaign.
Well you know at first I was really worried.
About that's all of this and -- And -- targeted in strapped to my back and I started to worry of president that we've -- and the right thing that I start to think that -- delegate at the Erica.
And this should be happening in this which are from this then -- invite more of it in and I remain undeterred I have a greater resolve and ever.
I think Mitt Romney would make a great president and did he could -- this cut that country around -- a turnaround artist he's turnaround any.
Yet many companies and it might be turned around the US Olympic in the future on this country and he's the right man for this job and I'm -- I'm going to support him more than it was originally we we that we were done with -- donations we've that we've been.
Our part but clearly.
We're gonna stand up and get more involved in this campaign.
And we -- -- other people will join us in that.
Everybody should get up their checkbooks and this shouldn't be tolerated and there is that might happen in other countries -- they can they can beat up on people who hear them away from this that.
Editor of that but he shouldn't happen here it shouldn't happen -- the America that never.
I'm pretty -- I'm only sixty -- open.
I haven't seen all the history and I'm not a history but but I don't think any president has ever.
Done this before it would be made we made it listed -- -- that they do this that the -- donors.
Basically put it up there forever but he did to go after there may be.
Maybe people will continue to come after me and and that it won't be able to focus and everybody -- -- for everybody get their checkbook out.
It would have -- proven that these tactics just will not work in our.
We're gonna watch it closely -- is on frank Sanders salute on -- well.
Thank you so much -- --