White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says in an e-mailed statement about President Bill Clinton's trip to North Korea: "While this solely private mission to secure the release of two Americans is on the ground, we will have no comment. We do not want to jeopardize the success of former President Clinton's mission."
The former U.S. president makes an unannounced visit to negotiate the release of two detained American journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, reporters for former Vice President Al Gore's California-based Current TV.
Former President Bill Clinton met Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il on the first day of a surprise mission to Pyongyang to negotiate the release of two Americans.
UPDATE – 4:22 pm
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has granted a 'special pardon' after a visit from former President Bill Clinton.