I've chosen the subtitle to head up this exposé because I think that is the more important story. Her headline seems to me to be a sub-story. This outing of "Democracy Now!" has been done before, but it is important to keep doing it because the program has served as a major gatekeeper targeting the left in the US. An article by Dr. Stuart Bramhall was the first to confirm my long held suspicions about this popular program on the left.
That media directors of the ruling class often like to provide misinformation about any opponents to their Empire operations, and do it through left-liberal media, is simply "business as usual". On the other hand, I can understand her concern about the truth behind this story: she has her roots in this region and she, as a former FBI translator, has considerable information about US actors involved in it.
The story and the way it was presented [on Democracy Now TV program] may be extremely confusing, vague and convoluted. However, one thing was made sure of: repeatedly use Russia as the culprit behind the bribery and corruption and intelligence sabotage involved in the case. Just pay attention to how Armstrong repeats the phrase Russian oligarchy. Take notes on how the official operations via government entities and banks are limited to Russia.
Interestingly, the reality and the facts point toward Western entities as culprits.