This is breaking news coming in now. Attorney General Michael Mukasey has collapsed while giving a speech. He has been rushed to George Washington University Hospital in the nation’s capital. There is no word on his condition or why he collapsed. I will update this as reports come in.
UPDATE (11:07 P.M. EST): Associate Attorney General Kevin O’Connor just told reporters, “He just started shaking and he collapsed. They’re very concerned.”
UPDATE (11:16 P.M. EST): A Justice Department and law enforcement official have told reporters that Mukasey was both conscious and talking as he was taken away.
UPDATE (11:35 P.M. EST): An FBI official has told reporters that Mukasey stuttered over a word and then “went down hard.” Mukasey was talking to the Federalist Society at a Washington hotel. White House Press Secretary Dana Perino told reporters that President Bush has been informed of the situation, “The president has him in his thoughts and will be kept apprised and hopes that he will be back up and at ’em again soon.”
UPDATE (11:42 P.M. EST): O’Connor has confirmed that Mukasey is aleter, and conscious, and speaking.
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