US/Department of State
The US House of Representatives and the US Senate approved legislation to establish a Department of Foreign Affairs on July 21, 1789, and President Washington signed it into law on July 27, making the Department of Foreign Affairs the first Federal agency to be created under the new Constitution. The Department is led by the US Secretary of State, who is nominated by the US President and confirmed by the Senate.
Something to do with party politics about serving the electorate.
In 2013 the Washington Post published a story about the State Department's spending over $630,000 to increase Facebook "likes" for four of its pages on the social-networking site, citing an report from the inspector general as the source. The report also claims that the state department now spends only around $30,000/year on online advertising.
US Deep state control
The US Department of State is an essential target for the US deep state. Indeed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears to have implied, albeit unwittingly, that it is de facto controlled by the Council on Foreign Relations.
Further evidence of outside control is provided by Sibel Edmonds, who has described a recurring pattern in FBI and DEA operations. Often potentially successful operations are interrupted at the last minute by senior State Department officials calling to state that since the individuals involved had diplomatic immunity, their arrest would create a major diplomatic incident and must not happen. The fact that they are repeatedly aware of supposedly secret operations and intervene in real time indicates that the "separation of powers" is no longer a reality and suggests that - at least for US government employees in the FBI and DEA, realtime mass surveillance has become routine.