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

Rep. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump, Biden clash over transition holdup, pandemic plans Group of Florida mayors calls on DeSantis to issue mask mandate DeSantis promises to keep Florida open despite recent coronavirus case surge 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 TrumpVenezuela judge orders prison time for 6 American oil executives Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation 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 ClintonTrump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College Federal workers stuck it out with Trump — now, we're ready to get back to work Biden soars as leader of the free world 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.