WASHINGTON - The Justice Department says Attorney General Michael Mukasey is "conscious, conversant and alert" after collapsing during a speech in Washington.
Spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement that the attorney general's vital statistics are strong and he is in good spirits. But the nation's top law enforcement official will spend the night in George Washington University Hospital for observation.
Mukasey had loss consciousness during the speech.
Carr says Mukasey is getting excellent care and appreciates all of the good wishes and prayers he has received.