That's a great question and I looked it up trying to figure out who Petraeus reported to as Director of the CIA.
Here's a good reference on all of the executive branch agencies, their mission, leaders, and reporting structure: Federal Executive Branch
Rube Goldberg would be proud.
The CIA is an independent agency that isn't a cabinet level position. It is "independent", but effectively reports to the DNI, which is a committee. Make sense yet? It didn't to me either because the CIA just dangles somewhere in the executive branch and doesn't report to either the president as a member of his cabinet, or another agency head.
If you check out the link, after your head explodes and you get it reassembled, you'll have conclusive proof that there is NO POSSIBLE WAY that our government can function in a rational, effective manner to uphold and protect out constitution.
“What the heck is the DNI?”
That’s a great question and I looked it up trying to figure out who Petraeus reported to as Director of the CIA.
Petraeus reported to James Clapper...he handed him his resignation.