Senator demands answers from Biden admin over Sam Brinton’s luggage theft on taxpayer-funded trip

By Thomas Catenacci (Fox News)

July 27, 2023

A top Republican senator is probing the Department of Energy (DOE) after Fox News Digital reported non-binary former senior official Sam Brinton committed a crime while on an official trip last year.

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., the ranking member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, sent a letter late Wednesday to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, asking her various questions about Brinton’s employment and her agency’s knowledge of Brinton’s alleged crimes. Earlier this month, Fox News Digital reported Brinton was traveling on a taxpayer-funded business trip to Nevada at the time of a high-profile baggage theft in July 2022.

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