Mukasey Released From Hospital

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2008 11:27 AM CST
Mukasey Released From Hospital
Attorney General Michael Mukasey prepares to testify before the House Judiciary Committee about oversight of the Justice Department on Capitol Hill July 23, 2008 in Washington, DC.    (Getty Images)

Michael Mukasey is out of the hospital with a clean bill of health after collapsing during a speech last night. The attorney general spent an "uneventful night" at the hospital and passed a battery of tests. Doctors have seen no indication that he suffered a stroke or heart attack, ABC News reports. "Everything looks great," said a Justice Department spokeswoman.

The fall “really appears to have been a fainting spell,” said Gina Talamona, perhaps caused by the hot lights on the stage. The White House said in a statement that President Bush had spoken to Mukasey before leaving on an official visit to Peru, and "the AG sounded well and is getting excellent care."
(Read more Michael Mukasey stories.)

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