WASHINGTON -- Atty. Gen.
Holder was driven by a security detail to the MedStar
Fallon added that Holder was "resting comfortably and in good condition" and was expected to "undergo further evaluation." It was unclear how long he might be hospitalized.
[Updated at 11:49 a.m.: Holder was released three hours later at 10:15 and is resting at home, a Justice official said.]
Holder, 63, has served for five years as attorney general under President
Holder also, however, has been under often relentless pressure as attorney general, mostly from GOP lawmakers investigating the
Last June, Holder was asked at a Senate committee hearing when he might decide to step down. "The tipping point might be fatigue," he said then. "You get to a point where you just get tired."