WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today issued the following statement after the Department of Justice announced indictments against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for interfering with the 2016 U.S. presidential election:

“We have known that Russians meddled in the election, but these indictments detail the extent of the subterfuge. These Russians engaged in a sinister and systematic attack on our political system. It was a conspiracy to subvert the process, and take aim at democracy itself. Today’s announcement underscores why we need to follow the facts and work to protect the integrity of future elections.”