Morning Read: Bloomberg’s Trio in Washington, McLaughlin’s Lone Lawmaker

Bill Thompson said he didn’t know a friend of his, William Howell, earned $3 million as a placement agent on an investment made by the comptroller’s office.
Andrew Cuomo subpoenaed companies associated with former state comptroller Carl McCall.
Former Giuliani official Peter Powers’ firm was also subpoenaed. McCall’s firm made about $50,000 from those fees, while Powers’ made $150,000.
Cuomo’s investigation into deals involving the New York State pension fund has spawned similar inquiries nationwide.
Actor Ben Affleck said his friend Anthony Weiner is “more dynamic than a lot of people I met” in Congress. (Affleck also notes, “Anthony is a bit more Likud, and I am a bit more Labor.

Morning Read: Bloomberg’s Trio in Washington, McLaughlin’s Lone Lawmaker