…There are now officially four branches of government. The modern and corrupt Intelligence Community, the proverbial IC, is the intelligence branch that supersedes the executive, legislative and judicial branches.
…The Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government all defer to, and facilitate, the Intelligence branch.
The Intelligence Branch of government is a public-private partnership that includes governmental agencies and private sector technology groups, Big Tech. The partnership is funded in part by public taxpayer dollars and massive financial interests like BlackRock and Vanguard. The IC Branch is a partnership between the U.S. government and the private sector; that is why various elements within the Intelligence Branch use ‘contractors‘.link
It’s been this way for a long time. I do not see what anyone can do about it. The most powerful and valuable perch in the world is control of the NSA database. See this for more: The NSA database. ABN