"For over 9 yrs after the end of the affair ... Mr. Trump had a family. And yet no payment was ever made to 'protect them,'" Avenatti said.
"When we talk about the president lying and not lying and all this other stuff I think there's another component to this that people are missing...the president is not like the other presidents."
"I was the campaign manager. A lot crossed my desk," Kellyanne Conway said.
It would be a "terrible time for it to come out," Colbert joked.
Avenatti made the claim on MSNBC's The Last Word.
One reporter asked "why the president was not truthful with the American people."
The lawyer for Stormy Daniels said he believed intercepted communications led investigators to believe Cohen might destroy evidence.
Conservative commentators and longtime Trump defenders have questioned the president's honesty in the wake of the Giuliani confession.
The Fox News host said she "put her legal hat on" while trying to make sense of the situation.
President Trump is "easily baited into making mistakes," Avenatti said.
Rudy Giuliani revealed Trump had repaid Cohen for the payment the president said he had no knowledge of.
Giuliani confirmed for the first time that Trump repaid his attorney Michael Cohen.
"The law firm of Larry, Mo and Curly, and of counsel Rudy, can't actually find out what the truth is," Scarborough said of Trump's legal team.
Asked what he thought of the National Enquirer's "Trump's Fixer's Secrets & Lies!" headline, Cohen replied, "What do you think."
Cohen owns multiple taxi companies but denies he owes the tax to New York state.
Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels's legal counsel, says her profession should have no bearing on her claims that President Donald Trump defamed her.
Stormy Daniels's lawyer has continued to pass judgment on the legal jeopardy facing President Donald Trump.
Trump told Fox & Friends that Cohen did only "a tiny, tiny little fraction" of his legal work.
Cohen has previously claimed Trump was unaware of the $130,000 paid to the adult film star just before the 2016 election.
"We discussed me coming onto the show to debate the case. Let's do this," Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti has said to Fox News Host Sean Hannity.