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

Rep. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisElection Countdown: Florida fight ends with Scott, DeSantis wins | Dems see Sunbelt in play for 2020 | Trump to campaign in Mississippi ahead of runoff | GOP wipeout in Orange County | Ortiz Jones concedes in Texas House race Manual electoral process results in higher voter trust, says pollster DeSantis: GOP voters overcame 'blue wave' spurred by Andrew Gillum 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." 

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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 ClintonPaul Ryan defends Navy admiral after Trump's criticism Retired Army General: Trump is ‘acting like an 8th grader’ in attacking ex-Navy SEAL who led bin Laden operation Questions grow about FBI vetting of Christopher Steele’s Russia expertise 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.