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In his monologue as host of Saturday Night Live in November, Dave Chappelle controversially encouraged Americans to “give [Trump] a chance.” Now, almost nine months into Trump’s presidency, the former Chappelle Show host is amending his plea.

Asked whether he thought Trump had been productive with the chances he’s been given, Chappelle told Late Show host Stephen Colbert on Wednesday, “It’s not like I wanted to give him a chance that night.”

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Jacob Chansley, or the "QAnon Shaman," in face paint, furs and horned hat during the January 6 Capitol riot.

Screenshot from Justice Department complaint

Notorious Capitol rioter Jacob Chansley, better known as the "QAnon shaman," is negotiating a possible plea deal with prosecutors after psychologists found he suffers from multiple mental illnesses, his lawyer told Reuters -- while painting a rosy image of the violent insurrectionist's part during the Capitol riot.

According to Albert Watkins, Chansley's defense lawyer, he was diagnosed with transient schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety by officials at the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). The findings have not yet been made public.

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'Audit' under way in Maricopa County, Arizona.

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This article was produced by Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

The "big lie" that President Joe Biden was not legitimately elected is not going away. One reason is Americans who care about their democracy are not learning how votes for president in 2020 were counted and verified — neither from the big lie's promoters nor from most of its fact-driven critics.

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