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Transcript of Press Briefing on the Condition of Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey

Hello, my name is Gina Talamona, spokeswoman for the Department of Justice. I have an update for you. The test results are in, everything looks great. The Attorney General had a CT scan, it was normal. He had a clear MRI. They ruled out TIA, transient ischemic attack, which can be associated with stroke. He had a stress test —it was completely normal. The doctor said he is in good shape and basically that he "beat the machine ". He also had a stress echocardiogram which was completely normal. He has been given a clean bill of health. We expect him to be released in the next couple of hours. We also anticipate he will be back at the Department later today.