Latest True Fact-checks in Foreign Policy Joe Biden stated on November 29, 2022 in a speech in Bay City, Mich.: “Gas prices are down back to where they were before Russia invaded Ukraine.” Mitt Romney stated on August 29, 2021 in a CNN interview: The Trump administration worked to free 5,000 Taliban prisoners. Ron Kind stated on November 17, 2019 in a TV interview: "I am the only member of Congress that voted for both inquiries -- the Clinton inquiry and now the Trump inquiry." Brett McGurk stated on October 20, 2019 in an MSNBC appearance: "President Trump has sent 14,000 American troops to the (Middle East) region since May. So he can't tell his political rallies that he's getting troops out of endless wars when he's sending 14 times the amount back into the region." John Kerry stated on July 11, 2018 in a statement: Since 2014, "each year, (NATO) nations have been increasing their contributions." Ben Sasse stated on May 31, 2018 in a statement: "We’ve been down this road before—blanket protectionism is a big part of why America had a Great Depression." Ian Bremmer stated on July 18, 2017 in comments on 'The Rachel Maddow Show': Says President Richard Nixon held meetings with heads of state without an American interpreter. Richard Burr stated on June 13, 2017 in his opening statement before Jeff Session's testimony: Says the Senate Intelligence Committee has held 10 public hearings this year, "more than double that held by the committee in any recent year." Rex Tillerson stated on April 28, 2017 in comments to the UN Security Council: "China account(s) for 90 percent of North Korean trade." Joseph Crowley stated on April 7, 2017 in a tweet: "More than 20 million people are at risk of dying from starvation within 6 months in 4 nations." Greta Van Susteren stated on April 4, 2017 in an episode of MSNBC's 'For the Record': Says President Donald Trump "had a different opinion" in 2013 than he does now about whether (Barack) Obama should have intervened in Syria after Obama's red line was crossed. Ted Yoho stated on March 28, 2017 in a House hearing: "Afghanistan has more hectares (of opium poppies) planted today than they had before we started this war." Raj Shah stated on February 24, 2017 in an op-ed: "Most U.S. foreign assistance ... is given to U.S. companies and nonprofits in the form of contracts and grants." Sherrod Brown stated on February 2, 2017 in a Senate floor speech: Says ExxonMobil "fought to kill" a rule requiring oil and mining companies to disclose payments made to foreign governments. Rob Portman stated on January 18, 2017 in a senate confirmation hearing: "All of our taxpayers are paying roughly 22% of the U.N. budget." Rand Paul stated on November 15, 2016 in a column on rare.us: Says John Bolton supported the Iraq War and said last year that "I still think the decision to overthrow Saddam was correct." John Kerry stated on October 26, 2016 in a speech at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs: "Surveys show that many of our citizens think we devote a full quarter or even a third of our federal budget to foreign aid." Hillary Clinton stated on October 25, 2016 in a rally in Florida: Says Donald Trump "was asked if he would defend our allies. He said well, first he'd want to know if they made any payments to us to defend them." Jill Stein stated on October 17, 2016 in a Green Party rally at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin: "We’re already bombing seven countries." Hillary Clinton stated on October 19, 2016 in the third 2016 presidential debate: "We have 17 intelligence agencies, civilian and military, who have all concluded that these espionage attacks, these cyberattacks, come from the highest levels of the Kremlin, and they are designed to influence our election." Barack Obama stated on September 20, 2016 in a speech to the Leader's Summit on Refugees: "Refugees are subject to more rigorous screening than the average tourist in the U.S." Hillary Clinton stated on October 9, 2016 in the second 2016 presidential debate: "You can look at the propaganda on a lot of the terrorists' sites and what Donald Trump says about Muslims is used to recruit fighters." Paul Ryan stated on September 26, 2016 in a tweet: "Repeated requests for additional security in Benghazi were routinely denied" by Hillary "Clinton’s State Department." Mike Pence stated on September 4, 2016 in an interview on "Meet the Press": Says Hillary Clinton "wants to increase Syrian refugees to this country by 550 percent." Chris Christie stated on July 19, 2016 in a speech at the Republican convention: Says Hillary Clinton "said all work-related emails were sent back to the State Department. The FBI director said, that's not true." Hillary Clinton stated on June 8, 2016 in an interview on CNN: "Nine million people have lower-cost HIV/AIDS medicine because of the work of the Clinton Foundation and my husband." Hillary Clinton stated on June 2, 2016 in a foreign policy speech: "A trade war is something very different (than curbing new trade agreements). We went down that road in the 1930s. It made the Great Depression longer and more painful." Hillary Clinton stated on May 22, 2016 in an interview on "Meet the Press": "When I was secretary of state, I had a very high approval rating." Bernie Sanders stated on April 4, 2016 in an interview with the New York Daily News: "In Malaysia … many of the workers are indentured servants because their passports are taken away when they come into this country and are working in slave-like conditions." Hillary Clinton stated on March 22, 2016 in a speech at Stanford University.: When it comes to fighting terrorism, "Another thing we know that does not work, based on lots of empirical evidence, is torture."