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A government that knows every communication between journalists and sources, congressional staffs - every bit of blackmail that can be gathered on the people who fund by budgeting the budgets of the NSA or the Defense Department - judges, whoever else. Can we really have independent forms of government at that point?
The complaint in the Senate Intelligence Committee that they had been overheard themselves by CIA when they were debating this stuff, led to great outrage. Investigation closed, no prosecution - no further. Is the intelligence community really independent when they can be overheard without any effect on that, even when it's found out? Obviously not, it hasn't been.
Perhaps they are only muddying the waters of a very sophisticated plan that is already in place...