Investigation opens doors to what Hillary Clinton did in Ireland.
No question, she made contacts and went in person 6 times.
Excellent First Lady.
Problems start when Mrs. Clinton prepared January 6th remarks for New Hampshire:
"I remember a meeting that I pulled together in Belfast, in the town Hall there, bringing together for the first time Catholics and Protestants from both traditions, having them sitting a room where they had never been before with each other because they don’t go to school together, they don’t live together and it was only... because I asked them to come that they were there..."
Then Hillary adds two perfect moment fabrications that elevate the lives of two Irish women.
A Catholic and a Protestant.
Drenched in fear.
Facts are, Belfast events were at a café and the Women in Democracy conference at Waterfront Hall.
"Mrs. Clinton talked for 40 minutes of the rights and achievements of women."
Gals who spoke: Sue Tibballs from East London. Inez McCormick was President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Rosemary Raines spoke, too. Nobody spoke at the café.
Nothing like what Hillary says -- and says over and over.
Hillary Clinton is quite specific about what happened.
She has two Protestant and Catholic women speak out.
"And I wasn’t sure it was going to be very successful and finally a Catholic woman on one side of the table said, You know, every time my husband leaves for work in the morning I worry he won’t come home at night.
"And then a Protestant woman on the other side said, Every time my son tries to go out at night I worry he won’t come home again. And suddenly instead of seeing each other as caricatures and stereotypes they saw each other as human beings and the slow, hard work of peace-making could move forward."
That scripted perfect moment built on fear.
This was Belfast.
People living in fear of murder is not funny.
It was tragedy back 1998. Every big family lost people.
Lying about Clinton's activites, then, doesn't go far.
She doesn't claim to be a war hero like "Tailgunner Joe" McCarthy.
But she is using the Irish troubles, the dead for her own purposes.
And she is lying.
BTW: Vital Voices has become a close fit with the Clinton Global Initiative.
Feminism turned to the Clintons' family purposes.
And plenty of money flowing through the till. Many millions.
The women listed are up on local sites and there's multiple google entries. I spoke with two participants at the Women in Democracy conference and one who was at the small meet.