Attorney General Eric Holder Hospitalized

He became faint and short of breath during a morning meeting

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Attorney General Eric Holder testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 29, 2014.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was briefly hospitalized and then discharged Thursday after becoming faint and short of breath during a regular morning meeting with senior staff.

Holder was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center to undergo evaluation.

“He is currently resting comfortably and in good condition,” the Department of Justice said in a statement before Holder’s release. “He is alert and conversing with his doctors.”