Were President George W. Bush and his entourage poisoned at a G-8 summit in Germany back in 2007?
Former first lady Laura Bush says that was a big concern at the time.
She made the comment in her new memoir, “Spoken from the Heart,” which is due to be released in early May. The New York Times and Politico obtained copies of the book.
The Group of Eight summit at Heiligendamm, Germany, came at a time when there had been several high-profile poisonings in the previous year, including one with suspected nuclear material.
“I arrived (at the summit) and began my events but by the afternoon of (June) seventh, I could barely stand up,” Laura Bush wrote in extracts published by Politico.
“Over the next day nearly a dozen members of our delegation were stricken, even George, who started to feel sick during an early morning staff meeting.”
“Exceedingly alarmed, the Secret Service went on full alert, combing the resort for potential poisons,” the former first lady wrote.