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About @SenFranken
EXIF data - the stuff cameras stamp on the digital versions of files? It protects, among other things the copyright of the photographer by LITERALLY stamping the date on when the snap was taken.

It ALSO records the last time a photo was modified.
2. There's lots of stuff in EXIF.
Date. Time (to the second!) Down to the focal length and shutter speed.
Pro photographers also put their Copyright Information in the EXIF as well. What good's a date without a person to attach that date to, after all?
3. Your accuser used the actual photo in her article.
She alleges: "The tour wrapped and on Christmas Eve we began the 36-hour trip home to L.A."…
4. The photo here, if you check the metadata - was taken at 5:19 PM on December 21st.
So - not Christmas Eve. Not at night while sleeping.
Folks, grab a copy of the photo and follow along with me.

But that's not all, Mr. Franken.
5. Mrs. Tweeden claims you groped her while she slept on that flight.
On Christmas Eve 2006, and because you're a gross old man, you took a photo.
(Which the pigfuckers at Brietbart are claiming your brother Owen took.)
6. These are her allegations - you groped her while she slept AND took a picture of it. She wasn't aware of the picture until -- I guess she's alleging it was 36 hours after Christmas Eve - so St. Swivven's day?

This photo wasn't taken at night, or on Christmas Eve.
7. So - that's one wrinkle.
Second - remember this day, Senator Franken?…
8. Well here's another odd thing about this .jpg file - It was modified the day Mr. Coleman finally conceded that you had indeed beaten him and his party for that seat.

The metadata indicates that it was modified on July 1st, 2009 at 10:30 PM.
9. So, this picture's been waiting to do what it did today the second you became a Senator.
Since 2009, someone's been holding on to a picture - something they KNEW would detonate your career if it was what it LOOKED LIKE.
They even ALTERED it the day you were elected.
10. Weird, right?
As to the kiss - she's forgiven you. She even said she'd like you to call on @jaketapper 's show.

Maybe after you inquire about this one last thing...
11. See, the metadata also carries with it -- when you use Photoshop to alter a pic (which this one seems to have been altered to remove WHO took the photo and the GPS data from the camera -- weird, right?) -- the serial number of the copy of Photoshop that used it.
12. Yeah - so, if we find the serial number on the program that erased the photographer's identity, we find out who altered the photo and maybe we could ask THEM why.

My money would be on USAF Tech Sergeant Chris DeWitt maybe? He takes a lot of USO photos and was at Bagram.
13. For the record, I have my doubts that you mashed on a woman who wasn't Frannie. And I haven't even started checking this thing in Photoshop yet. (But I invite everyone out there following along to.)
Adding @counterchekist and @20committee - who inspired me to dig into this rather than cop an outrage fit.
I also invite @AnaKasparian and @TYTPolitics and the other folks at The Young Turks to do the same research I've done - rather than assume the worst about a good man.
P.S. - The camera used was a NIKON - now there's lots of them, of course, but it's also one that the journos in the military use.
Luckily there's an AMA about it.…
The Nikon D2H was top of the top in 2005/2006. According to our AMA - that's what the USAF Combat Camera is given.. So - the photo was likely taken by either a pro photog with USO or Combat Camera.

That either person would let you grope someone says something.
Mrs. Tweeden wrote her article - and used her photo - probably didn't even think to look at header information.
Here's a 'clean' copy from the accuser's article:…
Oh and to the 'the time on the camera could have been wrong!' -- two things:
1. Really? A photog for Combat Camera or the USO would have a camera programmed like my nana's VCR?
2. Keep reading about the OTHER piece of data in the header for this jpg.
I should note that this may change - The file (if you do a basic source code check on the site) is hosted by Triton Digital CMS - Created two days ago if their filing names indicate dates.…

This is for posterity's sake, in case it changes.
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