The torrent of lies about Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants and President Trump’s nominee for Labor Department Secretary, never seems to end. It’s not enough to say that he abused his wife (she has denied it) and that 60 percent of his restaurants have violations (fewer than 1 percent had violations, according to Labor Department Wage and Hour data).
The latest accusation, from senior investigations editor David Sirota at the International Business Times, is that Puzder owes millions of dollars to UBS, a bank that could be in a position to benefit from favorable rulings if Puzder were confirmed as Labor Secretary. Sirota suggests that Puzder is disqualified due to conflicts of interest.
But Puzder has no financial interest or investments in UBS.