Judiciary Republican: If there was any Trump-Russia collusion, it would have leaked months ago

Rep. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisFla. shooting survivors call for boycott of Publix for donating to NRA-backed governor candidate GOP hopeful walks back remarks that Puerto Ricans escaping Hurricane Maria shouldn't be able to vote in Florida Divisions deepen as Mueller probe hits one year MORE (R-Fla.) said on Sunday that if there was a connection between members of the Trump campaign and Russia's election meddling it would have already been leaked. 

"If there was any evidence of collusion, that would've been leaked months and months ago," DeSantis said on Fox News's "Sunday Morning Futures." 

Alleged collusion between President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump appears to confirm deal on Chinese firm ZTE Judge rejects Manafort's attempt to throw out some charges Dem: Trump’s policy of separating children, parents at border ‘would shock Jesus’ MORE's campaign and Moscow officials is the focal point of an ongoing federal probe, as well as a congressional investigation.

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DeSantis, a House Judiciary Committee member, referenced previous leaks to the media from individuals within the government as evidence for how likely it is bombshell information would be leaked.

The congressman's comments follow a bombshell New York Times report that claimed former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos triggered the federal probe by drunkenly leaking information to an Australian diplomat in 2016.

Papadopoulos reportedly said that Russian officials had dirt on former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonElection fears recede for House Republicans To woo black voters in Georgia, Dems need to change their course of action Trump lawyer touts petition to stop 'soft coup' against Trump MORE, potentially implying that Russian officials were shopping the information to the Trump campaign. 

Republicans have said the investigation was prompted by an unverified dossier containing claims of collusion compiled by a British intelligence officer. 

The dossier documents Trump's reported ties to Moscow. However, Republicans and the president have dismissed it as politically motivated.