Chuck is right. Intelligence Agencies globally give no fucks about the law or basic right and wrong. If they need money they will run drugs and guns on a massive scale and flood them onto the streets wherever they want and profit from it. You can't out-fund these guys.
If somebody decides to stand up against them or blow the whistle, they kill them or throw them in a dark hole for good.
Some random punk with an unacceptable ideology decides to run in an election in a key state or area they want to control, they ruin or kill them.
They manipulate/control media narratives. They manipulate Democratic elections to their advantage around the globe.
They threaten or intimidate people getting in their way or just simply murder them depending on the threat level.
Blackmail is their primary weapon against individual threats. That is why they created the global surveillance network.