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.
"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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