To me it seems like it is just a way to solidify power at the top. Both agencies work for the executive branch. And they wouldn't do something like this with out permission. I mean come on what FBI guy would spy on the CIA director with out the go ahead. I can tell you that people that work in the government are concerned about keeping their sweet do nothing jobs.
Now this is speculation on my part. Say you were the President and you had one agency and the head of that agency did some J edgar stuff on you. You would have to worry about keeping absolute power. Now you have multiple agencies spying on each other and reporting to you directly. Then you know all that is going on and can even blackmail people or disenfranchise them before they even come out publicly.
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