A Fashion Designer's Bag of Clothes Went Missing In 2018 - Now, She Says Sam Brinton's Wearing Them

Brittany M. Hughes | February 23, 2023
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Pro-tip: if you're going to lift other people's luggage from an airport like a total weirdo, at least have enough sense not to wear the stolen loot out and about at public events. And, if you do, be sure the pics will find you out.

A fashion designer is accusing one of Biden’s (now former) top nuclear energy officials of stealing her luggage from an airport carousel five years ago after she says she saw pictures online of him wearing her designer duds.

Asyakhamsin, a Tanzanian-born clothing designer now living in Houston, according to her online Twitter profile, says her suitcase went missing from the Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. back in 2018, and was never recovered. Fast forward to this week when, five years after losing the bag she figured she’d never see again, Asyakhamsin said she was reading a story on Fox News about Sam Brinton, a crossdressing man who spent about six months as the deputy assistant secretary of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the Office of Nuclear Energy at Biden’s DoE before getting canned after being charged with theft for allegedly stealing at least two women’s suitcases from separate airport baggage claims last year.

So imagine Asyakhamsin's surprise when she looked at the photo attached to the article, only to see Brinton wearing a one-of-a-kind designer top that was in the bag she’d lost half a decade before.

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Asyakhamsin said in a Twitter post that the top Brinton’s wearing in the photo was a custom piece she’d personally designed. The clothing maker even included a photo of herself wearing the outfit alongside a picture of Brinton sporting what appears to be the exact same fabric.

She then posted several more photos of her pieces being showcased at a fashion show, alongside pictures of Brinton wearing the same clothing.

Brinton, who spends his free time dressing in bondage gear and promoting bizarre sex fetishes when he's not trotting around in heels and other people's dresses, was charged back in December with grand larceny after reportedly stealing a woman's bag worth $3,670 at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas last July. He has also been charged in Minnesota with allegedly stealing another woman's bag worth about $2,325 at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport in September. Between both charges, he's facing up to a combined 15 years in prison.  

True to form, Brinton was released last week without bail and told not to contact any of the women whose bags he allegedly made off with.