The fourth branch of government is the superseding national security apparatus or intelligence branch. That system actually existed for decades as the unelected intelligence apparatus built out its capabilities while We The People slept.
Then 9-11 happened, and the intelligence surveillance system was retooled under the Patriot Act. The Legislative Branch came with the big assist. Then Obama came into office, and all the basic tools were in place to fine tune that surveillance and targeting mechanism. So here we are. Enter, Tucker Carlson: