Mukasey checks out of hospital

The attorney general, who collapsed while giving a speech on Thursday night, says he's feeling fine and that tests came back with good results.

By Alex Koppelman

Published November 21, 2008 5:55PM (EST)

Attorney General Michael Mukasey has checked out of a hospital and plans to return to work Friday afternoon after collapsing while delivering a speech Thursday night.

In an e-mail he wrote to Justice Department employees, Mukasey said "All tests at the hospital have come back with good results, and I feel fine." The attorney general, NBC reports, "had a clear MRI and normal CT scan, and doctors have ruled out a mini-stroke or TIA." That's good to hear, especially because the early reports about what happened to him -- he was shaking and slurring his words shortly before he collapsed -- were worrisome.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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