(Washington, DC)  —  A trailblazing White House employee is charged with stealing luggage in the Minneapolis airport.  Sam Brinton, a senior Energy Department official and one of the federal government’s first non-binary officials, is on a leave of absence after being charged for the September incident.  Police say Brinton took a 23-hundred-dollar Vera Bradley suitcase from the luggage carousel at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.  Officers say video surveillance showed him removing tags that identified the owner before stealing the bag.