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ANALYSIS OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPH
WITH PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP

Official Report of Media Analysis

July 11, 2017

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Case Number: TT1788 Intake Date: 07/11/2017

Client Name: Shiva Ayyadurai Phone Number: 617-500-9441

Company Name: Shiva 4 Senate Email Address: shiva4senate@shiva4senate.com

Official Report of Media Analysis

Date of Report: 07/11/2017

Investigator: TechFusion Digital Forensic Team

Background

Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, from Shiva 4 Senate, requested a media examination
of a photograph (Ref. Appendix A) that he electronically forwarded to us.
The photograph was provided to us along with: 1) A reference to a
FaceBook post (Ref. Appendix B), done apparently by Geoff Diehl
(“Diehl”), wherein Diehl stated that the photo in Appendix A had been on
his FaceBook pages; and, 2) Three (3) other photographs (Ref. Appendix
C). The FaceBook post by Diehl went on to state that the photo in
Appendix A was taken by Howie Carr’s producer, Jared, with his (Diehl’s)
mobile phone. The photo, in Appendix A, is potentially one of President
Trump’s “three hands” shaking one of Diehl’s two hands.

References

Appendix A – Handshake Photo

Appendix B – FaceBook Post

Appendix C – 3 Context Photos

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Examination Procedure

In total, there were four (4) photographs received by Techfusion. The one
to be examined was the “Handshake” photo (Ref. Appendix A). The other
3 were provided for context (Ref. Appendix C).

The evaluation of the relevant photo disclosed the following:

President Trump has three hands;

The third hand, close to President Trump, is disembodied as noted in
the circled red area in the picture of Appendix A;

The third hand appears to be a mirror image of President Trump’s
right hand;

The distance between the two people, in question, is likely too long
for a handshake to have occurred;

The region near the disembodied hand and the shaking hands is
blurred out and may be covering alterations of the original image;

The shadows of people on the floor seem to be missing, based on the
way light is reflected on people and the existence of shadows for
other objects;

The disembodied hand appears to be a copied image with some
adjustments (fingers of the hand look to be adjusted/blurred).

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Conclusion

Techfusion was not provided with an original photograph and utilized the
one electronically provided by the Client. Based upon the examination as
set forth above, this photograph has been modified, altered or
photoshopped. Techfusion utilized 3 other pictures of the same event to
place the relevant photo into context. No one else was in close enough
proximity for the disembodied hand to belong to another person. The
lighting caused shadows to appear on the floor, but their absence creates
inconsistencies concerning the relevant photo. The distance between
President Trump and Diehl does not correlate with the distance at which
the handshake would occur. The disembodied hand is a mirror image of
President Trump’s right hand.

There are no reflective materials present that might have created a
distortion or optical illusion, which would explain the appearance of
President Trump’s disembodied third hand.

If the original photograph from the mobile phone could be produced it might
provide additional evidence.

There is no doubt that this photograph has been altered to reflect President
Trump shaking hands with Geoff Diehl.

End of Report.

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APPENDIX A

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APPENDIX B

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APPENDIX C

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