Biden’s ‘genderfluid’ Energy Department chief is charged with stealing

Sam Brinton, a top official in President Joe Biden’s Energy Department, could end up in jail for felony theft, the Daily Caller reports

For those unfamiliar with Brinton, he was hired by the Biden administration back in February. He, specifically, is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy.

“In this role, I’ll be doing what I always dreamed of doing, leading the effort to solve the nation’s nuclear waste challenges,” Brinton wrote at the time on his LinkedIn page.

He added:

I’ll do all I can to bring innovative thought into this government role. I’ll even be (to my knowledge) the first gender fluid person in federal government leadership. But most importantly, I am going to be responsible for finding solutions to a problem I have dedicated my life to that has been stymied for decades.

Speaking of “stymied” . . .

Brinton is now facing jail time for felony theft after allegedly stealing a woman’s luggage.

According to the criminal complaint, the incident took place on September 16, 2022, at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport that is located in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

According to the affidavit, law enforcement was informed by the victim, identified as “a known adult female,” that her suitcase was missing from the baggage claim area.

After it was determined that the baggage had arrived at the airport and was missing, police obtained surveillance footage of the area where the baggage should have been.

The affidavit states:

At 16:45 hours, officers observe the suspect, who was later identified as SAMUEL OTIS BRINTON, DEFENDANT herein, remove a navy blue hard-sided roller bag from the rear of Carousel 7. DEFENDANT removed the blue bag’s tag and put the bag tag in the handbag they were carrying. DEFENDANT then left the area at a quick pace.

That’s not good

Law enforcement proceeded to track Brinton’s whereabouts. They found that he had checked into a hotel with the bag and that he would go on to depart from the same airport with the bag. They even found that he made a trip overseas with the bag.

The victim, on Oct. 9, called Brinton to speak about the incident. When asked if he took anything that did not belong to him, Brinton replied, “not that I know of.” He did go on to admit to taking the bag, but he denied there were someone else’s clothes in it.

Then, after that call ended, Brinton called the victim to apologize for not being “completely honest.” He claimed that he took the bag by accident, due to tiredness, that he realized the bag was not his when he opened it in the hotel room, and that he didn’t know what to do because he didn’t want people to think that he had stolen it.

Arrangements were made for Brinton to return the bag, but the police indicate that this had not happened at the time the affidavit was filed. Also, the clothes from the baggage that Brinton claimed to have left in the hotel room were not found there.

Brinton is facing 5 years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both.