Power of the purse. Congress holds the authority to defund agencies that grow too large or abuse their power. If Congress wanted to stop the NSA, CIA, or TSA they would just cut funding. Unfortunately, the revolving door of corruption and kickbacks between Government agencies, private industry, and Congressmen has prohibited any intervention from taking place.
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Everyone knows what happens to people who "cut funding" to agencies such as the NSA, or CIA...
You end up with dirt on the cutters flying everywhere from unknown sources and were usually left with an even shadier handful of individuals than before as the ones who kept their mouth shut get to keep their jobs and lives.