Rangel under pressure from House members to make a deal

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WASHINGTON — One of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s top lieutenants demanded yesterday that Rep. Charles Rangel quickly settle the swirling ethics charges against him rather than face a trial tomorrow that could embarrass Democratic candidates across the country — but the disgraced pol isn’t going without a fight.

“I think it’s best that he settle,” Rep. George Miller, an influential California Democrat who helped engineer Pelosi’s rise to power, told The Post.

“Because I just said so, that’s why. That’s my feeling,” he added.

Amid mounting pressure on Rangel, Miller’s blunt statement is the most direct message from any member of Pelosi’s inner circle, and comes just a day after Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) — another member of her leadership team — met with Rangel to talk about the charges he’s facing.

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