You may remember how, a few months back, the Biden Administration was proudly parading its LGBTQ++ credentials with its high profile appointment of Sam Brinton as a Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Department of Energy. He has been pictured along with the menagerie of Biden officials of various nonstandard genders and sexualities, and has been sent to diplomatic functions as a representative of the United States.
It’s official. As of June 19th, I now serve my nation as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the Office of Nuclear Energy in the Department of Energy. pic.twitter.com/zLq3Bf97X2
— Sam Brinton (@sbrinton) June 29, 2022
Presumably the effort is designed to prove how hip and accepting the new (or very old) breed of Democrats is. It is clearly a PR campaign, since it is hardly low profile. Brinton attended the Bastille Day celebration at the French Embassy along with Admiral Rachel Levine, the first transgender Admiral. That is a pretty big deal.
Well that didn’t work out so well for them. It turns out that Sam Brinton is a brazen thief, having been charged with a felony theft that took place in my neck of the woods, the Minneapolis-St Paul Airport.
Alpha News, also from my neck of the woods, has the story. Nobody else does, despite the fact that Brinton is on leave from the DOE presumably due to his being caught stealing. If you don’t read Alpha News you definitely should.
Sam Brinton, one of the first “openly genderfluid individuals in federal government leadership,” was charged with felony theft last month after allegedly stealing a woman’s luggage at MSP Airport. https://t.co/7MHHmCouE6
— Alpha News (@AlphaNewsMN) November 28, 2022
Felony theft. And somehow that has escaped the notice of the MSM. I wonder why. His appointment was obviously high profile, and as you search the web you can find all sorts of stories about his appointment, his bizarre sexual fetishes (including puppy play and bondage), and his status as a hero and fighter for the transgender community. He has been celebrated, taught bondage and sex play at colleges, and is quite high profile in the Biden Administration. But not newsworthy, apparently.
You can even find his biographical webpage still up at the Department of Energy. It turns out that the Department of Energy wants you to know about Brinton’s sexual deviancy as well, which presumably makes him a better nuclear physicist. His biography at the DOE actually includes a reference to his transgender activism, giving the lie to the idea that his qualifications were the only reason he was hired. It was a statement.
What you cannot find at the DOE or pretty much elsewhere on the web–aside from Alpha News–is a reference to Brinton’s leave from the DOE as of about November 23, or any reference to the fact that he has been charged with a felony. Isn’t that odd? I wonder why that would be.
It appears that Brinton’s leave is simultaneous with the story coming out, as he was still at the DOE as of a bit more than a week ago. Brinton retweeted this out on the 20th of this month, and then went silent on Twitter. Around the time Alpha News started looking in to the story, coincidentally.
Everyone deserves to live their life as their full and authentic self—free of fear, bigotry, & violence. Trans and gender-nonconforming individuals are part of the DOE family, and with them we mourn the lives lost and reject the darkness that would erase their light. #TDOR2022 pic.twitter.com/KNjr6KTvj9
— U.S. Department of Energy (@ENERGY) November 20, 2022
Alpha News’ description of the affair makes clear how tawdry it all is, reinforcing my sense that Brinton is mentally ill. It’s hard to imagine someone so determined to share his sexual fetishes with the world as anything but.
Law enforcement at the Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) International Airport were alerted to a missing suitcase in the baggage claim area on Sept. 16. The adult female victim said she flew into MSP on a Delta flight from New Orleans and went to retrieve her checked bag at carousel seven.
Airport records confirmed the navy blue Vera Bradley roller bag arrived at 4:40 p.m. but was missing from the carousel. So law enforcement reviewed video surveillance footage from the baggage claim area and observed Brinton removing a navy blue roller bag from carousel seven, according to a criminal complaint.
The complaint says Brinton removed a luggage tag from the bag, placed it into a handbag he was carrying, and “then left the area at a quick pace.” Brinton arrived at MSP Airport around 4:27 p.m. on an American Airlines flight from Washington, D.C., but did not check a bag, meaning he had no reason to visit baggage claim, according to the complaint.
Catch that? Brinton flew without luggage, but when he arrived at MSP he went to baggage claim and stole a very expensive piece of checked luggage. $2300+ of somebody else’s stuff, obviously knowing it was not his.
Police showed the surveillance video to the victim and she confirmed it was her bag.
Brinton left the airport in an Uber for a stay at the InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront hotel, where he checked in with the blue bag, the complaint says.
He returned to MSP on Sept. 18 with the bag in hand for a departing flight back to Washington, D.C., authorities allege.
Surveillance video from Dulles International Airport shows Brinton traveling with the bag on an Oct. 9 return trip from Europe, the complaint notes.
The victim said the estimated value of the bag and its contents was around $2,325.
Police questioned Brinton about the missing bag in an Oct. 9 phone call and asked him directly if he “took anything that did not belong” to him.
“Not that I know of,” Brinton allegedly responded. He later admitted to taking the bag but said the clothes inside were his, according to the complaint.
“If I had taken the wrong bag, I am happy to return it, but I don’t have any clothes for another individual. That was my clothes when I opened the bag,” he told police, according to the complaint.
Brinton allegedly called the investigating officer two hours later and apologized for not being “completely honest.” This time Brinton said he took the bag because he was tired and thought it was his, the complaint says.
That is quite a mistake for Brinton, since he checked no luggage when he got on the plane. I suppose this happens to everybody when they are tired. Who hasn’t stolen $2300 of luggage and clothes from somebody else? Happens all the time.
He allegedly told police that he realized the bag didn’t belong to him when he opened it up at the hotel but “got nervous” and didn’t “know what to do.” Worried that people would think he “stole the bag,” Brinton told police he left the victim’s clothes in the drawers in the hotel room, according to the complaint.
Brinton said he brought the bag back to D.C. with him because it would have been “weirder” to leave a bag in the hotel room, according to police.
Police told Brinton how to return the bag to Delta, but as of Oct. 27 the victim still had not received her bag back.
Police also learned that no clothing was recovered from the hotel room.
Brinton’s first court hearing is scheduled for Dec. 19 in Hennepin County. Alpha News attempted to contact Brinton via email but received an automatic reply saying he is on leave and unable to access his email. The Department of Energy declined to comment. Brinton’s attorneys did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
If Brinton weren’t so high profile this still would have made the papers, at least with a mention in Minneapolis and Washington DC. Since he is so high profile the story would have been in the news everywhere, as was his appointment.
But it has been covered nowhere as far as I can tell, until Alpha News picked it up today–a month or so after the incident. The fact that Brinton has been charged is particularly noteworthy, because such matters can usually be resolved without going to that length.
So is the moral of the story that transgender people are untrustworthy? Not really. There are thieves in all walks of life; Brinton is just a particularly high profile one.
The moral of the story, as usual, is that the MSM is trash. They should have covered this story, but chose not to…for obvious reasons.
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