University of District of Columbia president Allen Sessoms has issued a response to a report by FOX 5 that he was using taxpayer money to pay for expensive trips to Egypt and England.
He also speaks with ABC7's Sam Ford.
In a letter he addressed to the university community, Sessoms criticizes the FOX 5 report, but notably he doesn't deny the accuracy of the information behind the report, which was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request for details on Sessoms' travel expenses and compensation.
“The receipts used in the story were taken out of context and do not fully address the purpose and nature of each trip, as well as any extenuating circumstances surrounding the travel," he writes.
He then goes on to write about the purposes of the trips to Cairo and London, and that “any expenses incurred by my office are paid for out of University generated revenue.”
Read his response below: