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

Rep. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisFlorida gov says arrested Giuliani associate was seen as a top Trump supporter in the state Backlash erupts at video depicting Trump killing media, critics WHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets 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 says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Veterans group backs lawsuits to halt Trump's use of military funding for border wall Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails 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 ClintonSanders: 'Outrageous' to suggest Gabbard 'is a foreign asset' Clinton attacks on Gabbard become flashpoint in presidential race Saagar Enjeti: Clinton remarks on Gabbard 'shows just how deep the rot in our system goes' 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.