Rep. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisGOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBIMueller probe’s expenses totaled .7M in early monthsPelosi denounces GOP tax reform as ‘armageddon’MORE (R-Fla.) said on Sunday that if there was collusion between members of the Trump campaign and Russian 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 told the Fox News Channel’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.
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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.