'Non-Binary' Former Biden Official on Secret Tax-Payer Funded Trip at Time of Luggage Theft

Mugshot of Sam Brinton, former DOE official. (Credit: LVMPD)

Remember when they told us that when Joe Biden came, “the adults were in charge” and they were bringing “decency” back?

We’ve seen since what a joke that claim was, with just the most recent iteration of the lack of decency being the cocaine in the White House and their Secret Service’s quick dismissal of the case, saying they couldn’t find anything after less than two weeks of “investigation.” That’s just a shameful response as former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino explained and even Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s top guy Andrew Weissmann called that response “suspicious” and ripped it to shreds.

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Now there’s more information about another scandal from the Biden administration — the story of the “non-binary” former senior Department of Energy official Sam Brinton, the luggage thief. According to reports he was on a secret taxpayer-funded business trip to the Nevada National Security Site for a meeting and a site visit at the time of a luggage theft last year, according to internal Biden administration documents.

Brinton traveled in early July 2022 to the DOE-operated Nevada National Security Site near Las Vegas, according to internal Department of Energy (DOE) filings and expense reports obtained by watchdog group Functional Government Initiative (FGI) and shared with Fox News Digital.

Brinton flew on a United Airlines flight from Washington, D.C., to Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas on July 6, 2022, the documents showed.

Months later, in early December, Las Vegas prosecutors charged Brinton with grand larceny of an item valued between $1,200 and $5,000.

The suitcase he allegedly took was worth $3,670.

“It’s outrageous that tax dollars transported Brinton to and from the scene of a crime, putting the American public unwittingly at the wheel of the getaway car,” FGI spokesperson Peter McGinnis said in a statement to Fox News Digital.

“The federal government obviously needs a more stringent vetting process for senior-level positions,” McGinnis added. “Senior officials committing petty crime while on the clock is a clear indication that something is dysfunctional in the personnel procedures.”

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Yes, the problem with the vetting procedures was that that “decent” Biden administration was more concerned with checking a box than finding out if this guy was a trustworthy human being. As I noted back last year. Brinton was also a member of the anti-Catholic drag queen group, the Sisters of the Perpetual Indulgence. He reportedly used the name “Sister Ray Dee O’Active.” Yet that didn’t give anyone in the Biden administration pause either if they did any kind of vetting. The idea that you would put this person in such a position and then have them potentially dealing with anything important, secret, or nuclear is more than a little concerning.

The DOE states that the Nevada National Security Site “is a preferred location for experiments supporting the National Nuclear Security Administration’s nuclear weapons Stockpile Stewardship Programs, national defense programs, and national security research, development and training programs, as well as vital programs of other federal agencies.”

In addition to arriving on July 6, 2022, Brinton stayed at the Hilton Grand Vacations Club on the Las Vegas Strip and departed on July 9, 2022.

Overall, the total cost of the four-day trip was estimated to be $1,951.50, a DOE expense report filed in August 2022 showed.

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Brinton pled no contest to that particular charge and got away with no real jail time, just a suspended sentence if he doesn’t get into any more trouble. He just had to pay restitution to the victim.

He also was accused of at least two other luggage thefts and left the DOE in December.

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) — the ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee — said felons should not be getting security clearances. He said he demanded answers from the DOE on their “failed security clearance process” but that Secretary Granholm has provided none.” He called for an internal investigation of the process.

“When people are appointed to critical positions with important national security responsibilities, Americans must be confident they can be trusted,” he continued. “The department must launch a thorough investigation into the vetting process. They have to respond to legitimate oversight inquiries. It’s in our national security interest.”

But that’s the Biden adults — more concerned about checking the box than they are about the security of the nation.

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