Samuel Brinton facing criminal charges

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On July 6th 2022, police accused Samuel Brinton of stealing a suitcase from a baggage pick up carousel area of the Harry Reid International Airport. Then he repeatedly lied about it. Brinton is also accused of stealing luggage on another occasion at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport on September 16th. The most significant aspect of this arrest, in our view, is not only his stealing expensive female clothes but lying about it to the police, even though he has become a member of the Biden administration and therefore needs to watch his every step. In our series on him, we have expressed reasons to view him as a decade-long compulsive liar.

1. Pathological lying

Pathological lying, also known as mythomania and pseudologia fantastica, is a chronic behavior in which the person habitually or compulsively  lies. It has come to be the fundation of the NCLR activist campaign, launched in 2014, against psychotherapy which mentions the most dreaded of them all: sexual intimacy with, and trust in, the opposite sex. The horror of the opposite sex, a deeply phobic reaction.

The bail has been set for $15.000.

The contents of the suitcase were estimated to be worth $2,325. According to the criminal complaint, Brinton did not have any checked luggage of his own at check-in. Surveillance cameras recorded him placing the suitcase’s baggage tag in his handbag before leaving.

When contacted by police, he first claimed it was an accident due to being tired. This excuse soon collapsed. Under Minnesota law, Brinton’s crime could result in up to five years of prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

Sam Brinton, 35, is the deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition in the Office of Nuclear Energy in the Biden administration. He is the poste-rboy and leader of the campaign within the US and the UN to stifle any professional mention of heterosexual attractions with persons who struggle with identity issues.

2. The theft

As media reports highlighted Brinton’s theft in Minnesota, investigators in Nevada recognized him as a suspect in a July 6 theft of a woman’s suitcase at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. Nevada detectives found an Instagram post in which Brinton was pictured wearing the same rainbow-colored atomic symbol T-shirt that had been observed in security camera footage from the Minneapolis St. Paul airport being worn by a white male suspect who removed baggage that matched the victim’s description of her missing bag.

The suitcase contained $1,700 worth of jewelry, $850 worth of female clothing, and makeup valued at $500. This total value of stolen items constitutes grand larceny under Nevada law, considered a category B felony, and is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. A warrant for Brinton’s arrest was issued on December 8th.

3. Placed on leave

Following the accusation, Brinton was placed on leave from the US Department of Energy.

4. Newspaper The Telegraph

In the British newspaper, the Telegraph, we read (29th November 2022):

“Sam Brinton, 35, a senior US nuclear official, allegedly took a Vera Bradley suitcase worth $2,325 from the luggage carousel at the airport in Minneapolis St. Paul. He became the most prominent gender-fluid person in the US government in June 2022, overseeing the disposal of nuclear waste. The appointment of the MIT graduate was hailed at the time by diversity campaigners.

Brinton’s official title in the US Office of Nuclear Energy is “Deputy Assistant Secretary for Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition. Previously, Brinton had performed as a drag queen, called Sister Ray Dee O’Active, and also taught classes called “Kink 101” in which kneeling men wore leather dog masks.

On Monday night, it emerged that he had been charged with the theft of a Vera Bradley suitcase which, including its contents, was worth $2,325.

5. ‘Theft of movable property’

The charge of “theft of movable property” carries a maximum sentence of up to five years in jail and a potential fine of up to $10,000. According to a criminal complaint filed in Minnesota, the alleged theft took place at Minneapolis St Paul Airport on September 16 2022.

The nuclear official was charged under the full name, Samuel Otis Brinton, and gender was listed as “unknown”. The complaint said police were alerted by a woman that her suitcase was missing in the baggage claim area.

After looking at CCTV, Officers observed the suspect, who was later identified as Samuel Otis Brinton, remove a navy blue hard-sided roller bag from the rear of Carousel 7,” the complaint said. Brinton then “removed the blue bag’s tag and put the bag tag in the handbag the defendant was carrying. Defendant then left the area at a quick pace.”

Brinton had not checked-in a bag on the flight from Washington to Minneapolis. The blue bag was taken to the InterContinental hotel. Then, two days later, the same bag was checked-in on a flight back to Washington.

A few weeks later, Brinton took the bag along on a trip to Europe, the complaint said. When Brinton returned, police called the defendant, asking if anything had been taken that didn’t belong to the defendant. The reply was: “Not that I know of.”

6. “I don’t have any clothes of another individual”

According to the complaint, Brinton later admitted to taking the bag, but denied that it contained the clothes of another person. An officer was told:

“If I had taken the wrong bag, I am happy to return it. But I don’t have any clothes for another individual. Those were my clothes when I opened the bag”.

Two hours later, Brinton called back and apologised for not being “completely honest,” the complaint said.

He admitted to taking the bag but said he was tired and took the suitcase thinking it was his. Brinton said when he opened the bag at the hotel, he realised it was someone else’s and

“got nervous people would think he stole the bag, and did not know what to do”.

The defendant then left the clothes from the bag in drawers in the hotel room. Asked why the bag was just left in the hotel room, Brinton said it was “weirder” to leave a bag than the clothes, the complaint said.

In a statement, the US Department of Energy [DOE] said: “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.”

7. ‘There’s been a lot of people who are quite upset’

Activist Brinton wearing high-heeled shoes

When Brinton took up the post in June, he tweeted a picture from the office wearing Stars and Stripes stilettos, claiming:

“As one of, if not the very first, openly gender-fluid individuals in federal government leadership, I was welcomed with open arms into the Department of Energy.”

Last month, Brinton said:

“There’s been a lot of people who are quite upset that don’t think that I am quite as qualified as others. 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, however, has only two graduate degrees at the MIT, not multiple; his self-backpatting that he has the strongest enthusiasm of them all, is a trait seen regularly in pathological liars, pseudologic inflated by fantasy.

For the record, his expensive education at the world-famous MIT was paid for by his father, the alleged “torturer”, who Brinton swore was out to kill him. Which parent loves his son so much, even as the renegade son relentlessly hauls him publicly through the rakes, year after year, destroying his reputation, throwing him before the bus for all Internet to see? Where is such love to be found?

When contacted by investigative journalist Wayne Besen after the thefts, Brinton’s mother, Peggy Jo Brinton, said that her child had attended therapy, but that “it was not a conversion therapist.”

Brinton has not yet publicly commented on the affair.”

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