“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.
At the DNI site, they don't list the CIA: Members of the Intelligence Community
External to the CIA, both the Congress and the executive branch oversee the CIAs activities.In the Executive Branch, the National Security Councilincluding the president, the vice president, the secretary of state, and the secretary of defenseprovides guidance and direction for national foreign intelligence and counterintelligence activities. In Congress, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as well as other committees, closely monitor the Agencys reporting and programs. The CIA is not a policy-making organization; it advises the Director of National Intelligence on matters of foreign intelligence, and it conducts covert actions at the direction of the President.