After Billy Clinton returned from North Korea, I mentioned to son Leonard that Clinton probably had an “undeclared” payoff. The entire mission was based on the notion of “plausible deniability” — Give Clinton a treasure chest to offer to the Koreans. If he succeeds, claim success for the White House. If he fails, publicly state that Clinton went as a “private citizen”…. As expected, Clinton (and the O’bama Administration) offered them a ransom.