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

Lanny Davis, the new attorney for President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' MORE's former "fixer" Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump and House Democrats resume battle The Hill's Morning Report - Trump and House Democrats resume battle House Oversight votes to hold Barr, Ross in contempt MORE, is speaking out about his client's efforts to deal with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump 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 StephanopoulosButtigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' Trump weighs in on UFOs in Stephanopoulos interview 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.