Are you sure you were an intelligence officer?
It's not that I need a cure for much of anything; more precisely it's you that needs a cause worth pursuing and, clearly, a clue about how to go about it.
How, pray tell, would making a telephone call concerning the letter you received jeopardize your position?
Would it have made the letter in your possession vanish into thin air?
Of course not but, a conversation might have provided some insight into how and why you received what you did, if not provide reason to resolve the matter entirely to your satisfaction...or even cause to add a couple more paragraphs to last night's public grandstanding.
The difference between you and me is that I don't proceed based on conjecture and what if's; I proceed based on hard data, evidence and actionable proof...which is precisely what I did regarding the then Municipal Attorney some sixteen years ago. There was no speculation about incompetence, malfeasance or misfeasance...there was doumentable proof.
Even forgeting the fact it took the man six attempts to pass the New Jersey State Bar Exam, he was personally and professionally compromised by more than $1 Million in federal tax liens (with his entire compensation from the Township garnished) and he had committed real estate fraud...albeit discovered scant months after the statute of limitations to prosecute the crime expired. That discovery, however, was telling as there is no statute of limitations on attorney ethics violations and that evidence provided ample reason for an investigation leading to charges of embesslement, an indictment, a plea, the man's disbarment and resignation
Conversely, you received an ill-conceived letter that, absent any evidence to the contrary, may just as well represent an instance of boneheaded human error as anything else. It's not necessarily that "there's nothing to see here," it's that, looking for instant gratification, you didn't take any of the prudent steps necessary to prove it was anything else before showing your hand.
It's a good thing you weren't a grunt, with you ass in the grass with a gun in your hand, as you would have truly sucked deployed in a night ambush. It's not easy staying silent when the bugs are biting and the little critters are crawling over you but, that's what it takes not to give up your position and get the job done.
You people have long since become know as the "boys and girls who cried wolf," as all the "I gotchas" have been much ado about nothing and have accomplish precisely that...nothing.