U.S. attorney general sounds well - White House


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  • Friday, 21 Nov 2008

MYT 9:02:43 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush spoke with U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Friday and the top U.S. law enforcement official sounded well after collapsing during a speech, the White House said.

Mukasey, 67, collapsed on Thursday evening near the end of a speech defending the Bush administration's war on terrorism policies to a conservative legal group and was taken to a Washington hospital.

U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey is seen in Washington in this July 21, 2008 file photo. President George W. Bush spoke with Mukasey on Friday and the top U.S. law enforcement official sounded well after collapsing during a speech, the White House said. (REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/Files)

"Just before 7 a.m., President Bush spoke to Attorney General Mukasey. The AG sounded well and is getting excellent care," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.

Mukasey has been attorney general for about a year, dealing with issues such as terrorism, crime and corporate wrongdoing stemming from the financial crisis. He is expected to leave office in January when President-elect Barack Obama's administration takes office.


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