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Controversial Biden Administration Official Charged With Felony Theft in Minneapolis

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A non-binary official in the Biden administration has been arrested and charged with theft.

Sam Brinton, a senior official with the Department of Energy, has been charged with stealing someone’s luggage in a Minneapolis airport in September, Fox News reported. The official, who serves as deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition, is accused of swiping a Vera Bradley suitcase valued at $2,325 from the luggage carousel at the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport on Sept. 16.

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After the suitcase’s owner alerted police, officers reviewed video surveillance of the carousel and identified Brinton taking the luggage before removing its tag identifying the owner, the court filings stated. Law enforcement observed Brinton using the luggage during at least two other trips to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18 and Oct. 9. Then, on Oct. 9, Brinton denied stealing anything when a police officer called to discuss the incident. Brinton confirmed still possessing the suitcase.

Brinton, whose photos are a sight to behold and include wearing a dress while sporting a goatee, denied any wrongdoing.

“If I had taken the wrong bag, I am happy to return it, but I don’t have any clothes for another individual,” Brinton said to police. “That was my clothes when I opened the bag.”

“DEFENDANT said when they opened the bag at the hotel, they realized it was not theirs,” a court filing said. “DEFENDANT got nervous people would think they stole the bag and did not know what to do. DEFENDANT stated they left the clothes from the bag inside the drawers in the hotel room.”

“Brinton was ultimately charged with felony theft of a movable property without consent, a charge that could result in a five-year sentence, $10,000 fine or both,” Foix News said.

The gender fluid official is currently on leave from the Department of Energy  and an interim replacement has been named, but no explanation was given as to why.

“Sam Brinton is on leave from DOE, and Dr. Kim Petry is performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition,” a spokesperson for the Department of Energy said to Fox News.

As one of the government’s first non-binary officials Brinton had plenty to say in October.

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“There’s been a lot of people who are quite upset that don’t think that I am quite as qualified as others,” Brinton said to E&E News. “I respond with multiple graduate degrees from MIT, a decade of working in nuclear policy and the strongest enthusiasm for working in nuclear waste out of anybody.”

Brinton, a drag queen and proponent of a sexual activity known as “pup play” announced his hiring on his Linkedin page.

“I have accepted the offer to serve as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the Office of Nuclear Energy for the Department of 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 said, noting that he would “even be (to my knowledge) the first gender-fluid person in federal government leadership.”

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His profile reads “Solving the World’s #NuclearWaste Challenges and Protecting LGBTQ Youth from #ConversionTherapy.”

PJ Media reported:

Brinton is also involved in “puppy play,” which apparently involves grown men putting on dog masks and behaving like animals for sexual kicks. In a 2016 article in Metro Weekly, a man named Sam, with no last name given is interviewed at length; an accompanying photo makes it clear that Sam is Sam Brinton. Brinton is identified in the article as a “handler” of the men pretending to be puppies, and explains: “It’s the concept of the teacher and nurturer…. My job is to make sure that while he’s in the headspace, I’m keeping him safe.” He says of one of his companions in this bizarre role-playing: “Pup and I have what I feel is one of the most ideally perfect connections between our personal and kink life. Both of us have other partners, so we come into this space, and then we come out of it, knowing the boundaries of where your kink and non-kink relationships begin and end.” Yeah, good to know.

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“I actually have trouble when we transition from pup play to having sex. Like, ‘No, I can’t have you whimper like that when we’re having sex,’ because I don’t want to mix that world. It’s interesting because he doesn’t have to come out of pup mode to have me f**k him. I personally have to bring him out of pup perception for me. But then I’m still treating him as a submissive to me,” he said in the story.

“One of the hardest things about being a handler is that I’ve honestly had people ask, ‘Wait, you have sex with animals?’ They believe it’s abusive, that it’s taking advantage of someone who may not be acting up to a level of human responsibility … The other misperception is that I have some really messed up the background, like, did I have some horrible childhood trauma that made me like to have sex with animals,” he said.

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