Statement From the Department of Justice

Friday, November 21, 2008; 12:34 AM

Peter Carr, Department of Justice spokesman, gave this statement to reporters at the hospital:

At the conclusion of his remarks before the Federalist Society Annual Dinner in Washington, D.C., Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey collapsed.

Upon his collapse, emergency first aid was rendered by the Attorney General's security detail and a doctor who was on the scene.

The Attorney General arrived at George Washington University Hospital shortly thereafter.

The Attorney General is conscious, conversant and alert. His vital statistics are strong and he is in good spirits. He is receiving excellent care and appreciates all of the good wishes and prayers he has received. The doctors will keep him overnight for further observations.

We will update the public when we have additional information.

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