When people stop to think about this they will come to the blindingly obvious that either Liam or Gerry or both are touts.
There is no other possible explanation as to why the RUC not only did not use this to discredit Adams over the last 22 years but also provided clearance for Liam to work as a Youth worker.
Why would the RUC possibly keep this a secret for 22 years other than to protect a tout or it was what they used to turn a tout.
Adams has qustions to answer re the protection of children from this man he says he has accepted from the time he was informed that his brother was a child abuser.
Other than that Adams also has questions to answer why a man so compromised was allowed to continue in any capacity within the republican movement.
I understand the focus has obviously been on the child abuse and the possibility that this man was allowed to operate in positions where he had access to children.
But what might do Adams in the end is not the child abuse per se but the fact that the only conceivable explanation is that one or both of them are touts.
It is inconceivable that the British would have let this slip by and not used it.Even Aine in her interview says that the only interest the RUC had at the time was trying to recruit them as informers you can be 100% certain that was their main interest when they interviewed Liam as well.
It is also interesting that what is generally accepted as the start of the peace process the hume/adams talks started within a year of this.
It actually looks like the British ended up basically controlling all sides in the conflict and set about turning the ship slowly.