Non-Binary Biden Official Issued Another Felony Warrant

A felony arrest warrant has been issued in Las Vegas for top Energy Department official Sam Brinton.

Authorities have charged Brinton – deputy assistant secretary of the Office of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition at the Energy Department’s Office of Nuclear Energy – with grand larceny with a value between $1,200 and $5,000. According to prosecutors, the Biden administration official stole a person’s luggage from Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas.

The date of the incident is not clear, nor are the details of that case available. However, this is the second time Brinton would be accused of stealing. Last month, they were faced with a felony theft charge after allegedly swiping a woman’s Vera Bradley suitcase from a Minnesota airport on Sept. 16. The suitcase, a 26-inch blue roller bag, was reportedly worth $2,325.

Per court documents, surveillance video captured Brinton as they grabbed the luggage and removed the ID tag. They then went to a hotel and unloaded the contents of the suitcase into the drawers there before later using the suitcase at least twice on Sept. 18 and Oct. 9 while traveling to Washington, DC.

When investigators called Brinton, they denied taking someone else’s bag at first; however, in another call, they apologized for not being honest and admitted to taking someone’s bag. Rather than stealing it, Brinton said they mistakenly picked the wrong bag as they were tired from the flight. Only when they got to the hotel did they realize their error, they claimed.

Court documents noted that Brinton did not check a bag when they boarded the Minnesota flight in Washington, DC.

After the Minneapolis charges from November, the Department of Energy placed Brinton on leave. The department confirmed this in a Friday statement to Insider in which it said it “takes criminal charges against DOE employees and clearance holders very seriously.”

“The Department is limited by law on what it can disclose on personnel matters, such as an employee’s clearance status,” the agency added.

Per the DOE’s statement to Insider, the department’s personnel security officials pick up a case in which an agency clearance holder is charged with a crime. After a thorough review of the case, the department can determine whether the clearance should be suspended or revoked.

A leave would, however, not suffice for some, as 16 Republican lawmakers have sent a letter demanding Brinton’s resignation. “It is imperative that we do not allow a person charged with a felony to influence America’s policies,” they wrote in the letter addressed to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm.