Originally Posted by Taco John
So how would the individual elements get on their own layers in that scenario?
Not likely, but it could happen during PDF encoding, more likely it occurs when file is imported into illustrator or Photoshop. Again, I would need to know the exact method/software used to encode... I don't know of any built in scanner/copier software that would do it but I don't pretend to know even a significant portion of all the ones out there. There are just too many possibilities for me to do anything but guess.
I can personally vouch for at least two ways that I have seen it happen but both were using a scanner and desktop software not a copier/scanner. So the scenario I outlined may not be feasible, or it may be exactly what happened, I would need to look into the encoding standards for all the copier/scanners out there to know for sure.
Either way, if I were president, I might take the 5 minutes to assign 1 secret service tech the job of getting something much more confirmable instead of this crap. Fake or legit, its pretty ridiculous that he won't properly address it.
To me its like he bragged he owned a porche and used a blurry pic as proof... If there is doubt, how hard is it to go take a new pic? Its not like this should be so ****ing hard to lay to rest.