Biden Administration Official Charged With Stealing Bag From Minneapolis Airport Baggage Claim

The Biden administration official overseeing spent nuclear fuel at the Department of Energy has been charged with stealing a checked bag from baggage claim at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition Sam Brinton, on the job since June, is facing charges of theft and up to 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Brinton has been on leave from the job for a month, timed to the filing of a criminal complaint. The acting deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel has been placed in charge of the office “for the foreseeable future.”

Minnesota alleged that Brinton on Sep. 16 was seen on airport surveillance footage removing “a navy blue hard-sided roller bag” from a baggage claim carousel — a bag similar to one reported missing that day.

Brinton “removed the blue bag’s tag and put the bag tag in the handbag they were carrying,” and “left the area at a quick pace,” the complaint said.

The woman who reported the bag missing, and identified the bag as hers in multiple surveillance videos, said the total value of items in the allegedly stolen bag was roughly $2,325, the complaint said.

The agency official had flown in on an American Eagle flight from Washington’s National airport. Two days later, they checked the blue bag they’d taken from baggage claim for their trip back to D.C. When confronted weeks later by police they denied taking the wrong bag, offering “If I had taken the wrong bag, I am happy to return it, but I don’t have clothes for another individual. That was my clothes when I opened the bag.” However they later admitted to lying, confessing they’d taken the bag.

According to the complaint, Brinton revised their statement and said they were “tired and took the suitcase thinking it was theirs.” After opening the bag and realizing it wasn’t theirs, Brinton said they were “nervous people would think they stole the bag and did not know what to do.”

Brinton said they left the clothes that had been in the bag in a drawer at the InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront hotel, where they were staying. The complaint said that “no clothing was recovered from the hotel room.” At the time the complaint was filed, Brinton had not yet returned the bag.

The person chosen to oversee spent nuclear fuel needs to be… beyond reproach. Even if this official can manage to have charges reduced or even dropped, I imagine they won’t hold sufficient security clearance for their position going forward. This is also a setback for activists within the administration, because Briton is believed to be the “first openly gender-fluid person in federal government leadership.”

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  1. @platy

    We know this because draughts m statistics show that same sex abuse is the majority aka lgbt.

    And “biologically” it is especially true that “non-binary” isn’t real. There are only men and women and in rare cases people with birth defects.

  2. This dude can call himself whatever he wants but under the hood he will always carry a XY chromosome. Good luck changing that.

  3. @ Chad

    Obviously you are profoundly ignorant on matters biological – nature does not fit into your simplistic and deluded world view: it accommodates same gender reproduction (parthenogenesis), dual genders (hermaphrodites), change in gender during lifespan (protandrous hermaphrodites), same gender behaviours (courtship, sex, pair bonding, parental tasks) across many species, and complex social dynamics in one of our closest living relatives (Bonobo) where female centered egalitarian behaviours are mediated by mixed and same gender sexual behaviors.

    That said, you might also like to consider gender hormones vary greatly over time in individuals and between individuals, in a highly complex network of messenger molecules.

    Wallow in your ignorance by all means, but spreading hatred about others based on your sad chad delusions is acrid and shameful stuff. No doubt the people you denigrate pose absolutely no threat to you whatsoever, rather challenge and expose your foul and ignorant perceptions.

    If you have genuine concerns about over representation of pedophilia in certain groups, you would be better advised to cast off your right wing fake propaganda and focus, ironically, on the very religious institutions who stir up intolerance and hatred whilst harbouring pedophiles in their midst (extensively evidenced and documented across a number of countries).

  4. @ Santastico

    Like our deluded friend @ Chad, you clearly have little grasp of the diversity and complexities of biological systems (see examples above) and likely zero understanding about the relationship between genotype and phenotype.

    Attaching to highly simplistic idiotopes will guarantee that you remain in a state of abject ignorance. Basically, you will always be a dumbf–k.

  5. Funny how this clown dresses like a man when he’s not trying to shock everyone with his “non-binary” nonsense.

    @platy
    Hey clown, sex is biological, gender is pseudo science nonsense. It’s not a real thing and neither are “Trans” people or “non-binary” people. It’s just mentally ill people and people seeking attention.

    YOu don’t seem to understand the difference between sex and gender. A hermaphrodites isn’t “both genders” it’s a person with mutation of both sex organs. There are only 2 sexes and sex is all that matters. Gender is irrelevant.

    Seems like you’re the one that’s been indoctrinated with far left propaganda. People like me actually understand the science of biology.

  6. Funny how this clown dresses like a man when he’s not trying to shock everyone with his “non-binary” nonsense. @platy Hey clown, sex is biological, gender is pseudo science nonsense. It’s not a real thing and neither are “Trans” people or “non-binary” people. It’s just mentally ill people and people seeking attention. YOu don’t seem to understand the difference between sex and gender. A hermaphrodites isn’t “both genders” it’s a person with mutation of both sex organs. There are only 2 sexes and sex is all that matters. Gender is irrelevant. Seems like you’re the one that’s been indoctrinated with far left propaganda. People like me actually understand the science of biology.

  7. @platy

    You’re what people think of when they say snowflake.
    You clearly don’t have a clue what you’re talking about since you made the claim that hermaphrodites are “both genders”.

  8. @ Chad

    I used the word gender rather than SEX to avoid the post having to pass moderation you f–king idiot

  9. @ Chad

    You are utterly ignorant of biological concepts. Come back and have an adult and educated conversation when you have a f–king clue about even the very basics such as genotype, phenotype, plasticity, biological systems complexity.

    You’re dealing with a PhD level biologist your gormless twat.

    What makes you a vile and disgusting human being is that you are disseminating hatred based on your deluded ignorance.

  10. @platy

    I’m dealing with a mentally ill moron who’s been indoctrinated by propaganda.
    Keep enabling these freaks.

  11. @ Chad

    Go ahead – believe whatever your sick and prejudiced mush of a mind constructs to justify your prejudice and intolerance, but don’t ever pretend that your position is based on biological science. Because, it ain’t, you fella. Now go fester in your fetid swamp of hatred.

  12. @platy

    Its amazing how emotional you far left morons are. Your entire ideology based on emotions rather than logic and reason. it’s why You enable these mentally ill pedophiles so willingly.

    Biological science is on my side not yours.

    get cancer.

  13. @ Chad

    Keep digging an ever deeper hole for yourself, you sad little twat.

    My position is based upon biological science (not emotion or politics) – a discipline in which I am highly educated and qualified – compared with your abject and total ignorance on such matters.

    Not only only are you scientifically ignorant, you are factually incorrect in claiming that LGBT are pedo’s, and you are bereft of any ethical responsibility by conflating transgender identity with mental illness.

    Basically, on all counts, Chad, you are an all round brainless and obnoxious excuse for a human being.

    @ Gary Leff – well done mate – this is the sort of fcukwit you are wantonly encouraging by your deliberately incendiary articles.

  14. @platy

    You’re nuts, you don’t seem to know the difference between biology and what someone mental state is.

    Your position isn’t based on biology because biology says you’re wrong. Transgenderism is a mental illness. Gender dysphoria is a mental disorder.

    You really are a clown and don’t have a clue what you’re talking about.
    and yes a majority of pedophiles are gay statistics prove this.

  15. @platy You’re nuts, you don’t seem to know the difference between biology and what someone mental state is. Your position isn’t based on biology because biology says you’re wrong.

    Transgenderism is a mental illness. Gender dysphoria is a mental disorder. You really are a clown and don’t have a clue what you’re talking about. and yes a majority of pedophiles are gay statistics prove this.

  16. Not surprised… anyone associated with the biden crime family is a corrupt scumbag.

    ***LOVE it when delusional platy gets his ass handed to him…. keep it guys, well done.***

  17. Mentally ill , sick individual. Put in a high position simply because he identifies as something. He was not hired for his credentials! Clowns. The whole administration is a bunch of clowns

  18. @Denise – “Mentally ill , sick individual. Put in a high position simply because he identifies as something. He was not hired for his credentials! Clowns. The whole administration WAS a bunch of clowns”

    ….including the head clown himself, Big Orange. The damn imbecile.

    Fixed it for ya’, Denise.

  19. @ Chad / @ Jerry

    No, Chard / Jerry, transgenderism is no longer classified as a mental illness. Society is moving on from the sort of ignorance and intolerance that you and certain other commentators seek to disseminate.

    And, no, Chad / Jerry, the myth perpetrated by gay-haters such as yourself and inflamed by right wing politicians and religious groups seeking to link gays with pedophilia has also been scientifically debunked through research, not manipulated statistics in fake news articles.

    You are very sad people with a very sad world view.

    And unlike you, Chad, I don’t wish cancer upon you, only that you will find a more mature and informed approach to the way to perceive others.

  20. @ Amazing Larry

    Buddy, did your Mom name you after Larry the Lamb, or Larry the Cucumber or Larry the Lobster?

    Maybe all three – you bleat like a sheep, are as tasteless as a salad vegetable, and have the cranial capacity of a nephropidid crustacean.

    In other words, a typical herd following, foul, and dumb right wing American, conveniently feeding the DRWA stereotype…great job, mate!

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