Leaks are "flowing at the rate of one a day," according to a report from Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis.

Johnson stated that leaks under prior administrations were a far rarer occurrence, "even with America's vibrant free press."

The report says the Trump administration is facing leaks at a rate "seven times higher than the same period during the two previous administrations."

"In short, the unauthorized disclosure of certain information can cost American lives, and our laws protecting this information provide for harsh punishments when violated," the report said. "Since President Trump assumed office, our nation has faced an unprecedented wave of potentially damaging leaks of information protected by these important laws."

The report said at least 125 stories with leaked information were identified between Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20 through May 25, many of them related to the multiple ongoing investigations into Russia's meddling in the 2016 elections.

When the House Intelligence Committee began their open hearings in March into the Russia matter, Republicans pressed then-FBI Director James Comey on whether the intelligence agencies were being diligent in pursuing leaks.

But by the time the same committee questioned former CIA Director John Brennan roughly two months later, that line of questioning was noticeably diminished.

In late May, Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told the Washington Examiner, "In the last hearing, we didn't hammer on [leaks] because frankly, there wasn't much point of it with Director Brennan, especially in an open session. But I assure you, we're not turning a blind eye to that. In fact, it's one of the things that many of us are focused on."

One of the highest profile leaks forced the resignation of Trump's first national security adviser, retired Gen. Mike Flynn, after a transcript of an intercepted phone call he had with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak was leaked to the press.

Because the Flynn leak also touched on foreign surveillance laws, parts of which needed legislative renewal this fall, a side debate has emerged over the many protections in place designed to keep the names of Americans who are incidentally swept up in such surveillance out of intelligence reports.

The controversy caused South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to say at the time that he wasn't in favor of renewing a portion of the FISA laws unless leakers were found.

"As big a fan as I am of incidental collection, I'm not going to reauthorize a program that could be politically manipulated," Graham said.

Graham has also publicly wondered if his name has ever been "unmasked" in intelligence documents, meaning his name should have been redacted or covered up in the document, but wasn't.

In a recent hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Graham pressed members of the intelligence committee in an attempt to determine if his identity had ever been unmasked, but never came away with a conclusive answer.

The report by Sen. Johnson was first obtained by Politico.