Full interview: Michael Cohen's attorney Lanny Davis opens up about Mueller investigation

Lanny Davis, the new attorney for President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger welcomes baby boy Tennessee lawmaker presents self-defense bill in 'honor' of Kyle Rittenhouse Five things to know about the New York AG's pursuit of Trump MORE's former "fixer" Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenMelania Trump announces new line of NFTs Michael Cohen to sell prison badge as NFT Sunday shows - Spotlight shifts to omicron variant MORE, is speaking out about his client's efforts to deal with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE's Russia interference investigation. According to Davis, Cohen wants to declare himself "independent" from Trump and to no longer "be a punching bag" for the president.

In an interview with "Rising," Hill.TV's morning news show, Davis referred to an earlier interview that Cohen gave with ABC News' George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosAlec Baldwin turns over cell phone in 'Rust' probe How a nice-guy South Dakota senator fell into a Trump storm GOP senator says he would 'take a hard look' at another Trump run MORE in which the former Trump adviser said he would be more loyal to his family than to the president.

"There's a reason that he said at the very end of the interview with Mr. Stephanopoulos that he took these contrary positions to Mr. Trump, who he previously said he would take a bullet for, a comment that I believe he would not say today," Davis told co-hosts Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton.

"The reason he said is, 'I will not be a punching bag as part of somebody else's defense strategy,'" Davis added. "This was a declaration of independence two days before July 4."

Watch the full 11-minute interview above.