Former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush might have been poisoned at a 2007 summit, the former First Lady alleges in a new book.
Mrs. Bush's book will be released May 4, but a few news outlets have scored early copies.
In one startling anecdote, the former First Lady says the U.S. delegation might have been poisoned during the 2007 G8 summit in Germany.
Mrs. Bush says she and former President George W. Bush became mysteriously sick on the Germany trip to such a degree that the president became bedridden. According to Mrs. Bush, doctors and the Secret Service investigated the possibility a poisoning had occurred but were unable to make a definitive conclusion.
"Nearly a dozen members of our delegation were stricken, even George, who started to feel sick during an early morning staff briefing," Mrs. Bush writes. "[O]ne of our military aides had difficulty walking and a White House staffer lost all hearing in one ear. Exceedingly alarmed, the Secret Service went on full alert, combing the resort for potential poisons."
"George felt so ill that he met with [French President Nicolas] Sarkozy and did not even stand up to greet him," she continues, adding later, "We never learned if any other delegations became ill, or if ours, mysteriously, was the only one."