Embattled Congressman Charles Rangel reportedly signed a deal to end his messy ethics probe, but House Republicans would not go along with it.

According to Politico, Rangel made the revelation Saturday during a meeting of  Harlem district leaders.

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Details of the reported settlement were not available, but Politico said it existed around the time of Rangel’s initial public hearing in July.

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Rangel faces an ethics trial after being charged with 13 House rules violations.

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