Feds Crack Down on Obama’s ‘Enemies’

A Republican donor featured prominently on President Obama’s "enemies list" is facing intense scrutiny from federal authorities, the Wall Street Journal’s Kim Strassel reports.

Frank VanderSloot, an Idaho businessman who has contributed significantly to Mitt Romney’s campaign, was previously targeted by the Obama campaign as a "less-than-reputable" individual, as well as a "litigious, combative and a bitter foe of the gay rights movement."

That was only the beginning of his troubles, apparently.

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Mr. VanderSloot has since been learning what it means to be on a presidential enemies list. Just 12 days after the attack, the Idahoan found an investigator digging to unearth his divorce records. This bloodhound—a recent employee of Senate Democrats—worked for a for-hire opposition research firm.

Now Mr. VanderSloot has been targeted by the federal government. In a letter dated June 21, he was informed that his tax records had been "selected for examination" by the Internal Revenue Service. The audit also encompasses Mr. VanderSloot's wife, and not one, but two years of past filings (2008 and 2009).

VanderSloot has never been flagged for auditing until now.

Two weeks after receiving the IRS letter, Mr. VanderSloot received another—this one from the Department of Labor. He was informed it would be doing an audit of workers he employs on his Idaho-based cattle ranch under the federal visa program for temporary agriculture workers.