Man who said January 6 was 'magical' acquitted in US Capitol riot case
By Andrew Millman and Casey Gannon, CNN
Updated 3:59 PM ET, Wed April 6, 2022
"If the cops weren't letting people in, I would not have gone in," Martin said during his testimony on Wednesday. Martin described the activity outside of the Capitol on January 6 as a "big block party."
"It was a magical day in many ways," Martin said.
Martin also told the court that at the time, he did not think the riot was violent and only later found out that people had died.
McFadden has emerged as one of the most skeptical federal judges of the Justice Department's hardline prosecutorial approach in riot cases.
In March, McFadden questioned whether the Justice Department had enough evidence to prove that defendant Cuoy Griffin had knowingly broken the law and found him guilty on one of two misdemeanor charges.
More than 530 criminal cases related to January 6 are still pending.
First Jan 6 acquittal 4/6/2022
From Wed Apr 06 2022 to Tue Jun 14 2022 = 69 days
"April 7 2022" = 69 (English Ordinal)
1/6/2021 = 4*6*2+2 = 96
6/14/2022 = 6*1*4*2*2 = 96
April 7th is the 96th day of the year
"Freemason" = 96 (English Ordinal)