U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was taken to a Washington, D.C., hospital as a precaution on Thursday after he felt faint and was short of breath during a morning meeting with his staff, his office said in a statement.
"He is currently resting comfortably and in good condition. He is alert and conversing with his doctors," according to the statement.
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"The Attorney General began experiencing symptoms including faintness and shortness of breath," Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon said in a statement. "As a precaution, the attorney general was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center to undergo further evaluation."