U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russians for Moscow’s influence operation before, during, and after our 2016 election.

“Mueller just put Moscow on notice. This ought to be a wakeup call to Washington: Putin’s shadow war is aimed at undermining Americans’ trust in our institutions. We know Russia is coming back in 2018 and 2020 – we have to take this threat seriously.”