Michael Cohen's new attorney says his client has made a "declaration of independence" from Donald Trump and no longer would take a bullet for the president in any investigation.

"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." Knowing how Trump will lie about anything to avoid being found guilty, Cohen understood that trump would throw him under the bus, and anybody else. Davis, who worked as President Clinton's special counsel in the late 1990s, was hired by Cohen last week.Cohen, who previously worked for Trump, told Stephanopoulos last week that his "first loyalty" lies with his family, not the president.
Cohen is currently under investigation in New York for a number of alleged financial crimes and he was recently raided for documents by FBI agents working for special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election.Speculation has swirled around the possibility that Cohen could flip and cooperate with Mueller's probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Trump is distancing himself from Cohen, Trump now says he 'barely knew him'.