This is a classic dilemma. What is the morally correct choice?
There is no morally correct choice. You’ve offered one that, in your opinion, was better than Comey’s, but at the end of the day, it’s still a classic dilemma. There is no “right” answer morally, just answers that benefit (or not) one individual or the other.
The apparent moral element for Comey was that Clinton, under investigation for security lapses in her handling of e-documents, could be viewed as unfit for office. Therefore, the people had a right to know.
As I said in my previous response to Mr. Tracy, I think Ockham’s Razor gives us an even simpler solution. Mr. Comey gave his word during sworn testimony to Mr. Gowdy, in public, that he would inform Congress if anything new came to light. Something new came to light. End of story.
so it really wasn’t necessary to publicly disclose the second Clinton investigation at all. It was a completely unnecessary gesture
Well, it wasn’t your word that had been given, was it?