Mukasey Released From Hospital

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2008 11:27 AM CST
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)
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(Newser) – 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."