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Sam Mintz



Sam reports on energy policy for E&E News, covering the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Department of Energy and Congress. Before joining E&E News in 2016, he covered local politics at the Cape Cod Times and has also written for the Reuters Foundation. He has a degree in political science and journalism from Brandeis University.

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Chief of staff networked with ex‑Farage adviser, Breitbart editor

The chief of staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, who has raised eyebrows for his politically charged statements over the past few months, met and emailed in June with British political activist Raheem Kassam, a former top adviser to right-wing politician Nigel Farage and a former top editor at Breitbart London, according to documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.