Although Cohen has not been charged, he's the subject of a criminal investigation by the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan

WASHINGTON — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's longtime lawyer, put some distance between himself and his former client in an interview published Monday, implying that he wouldn't hesitate to cooperate with prosecutors even if that hurt the president.

"To be crystal clear, my wife, my daughter and my son and this country have my first loyalty," he told ABC's George Stephanopoulos.

Although Cohen has not been charged, he's the subject of a criminal investigation by the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan. Federal agents seized thousands of records from his home, office and hotel room earlier this year, and Cohen is in the process of switching his legal team.

Once that happens, ABC reported, his lawyers and Trump's lawyers will no longer share information, a sign that their interests are diverging.

Cohen also pointedly declined to answer certain questions during the interview. For example, he previously insisted that he was acting on his own when arranging a $130,000 hush-money payment to Stormy Daniels, the porn actress who claims to have had sex with Trump.

But he wouldn't say one way or another in the interview.

"I want to answer. One day I will answer," Cohen said. "But for now, I can't comment further on advice of my counsel."