The president, who has a number of lawyers and legal scholars on staff, said he receives his legal advice from television shows.
Former Trump lawyer and longtime friend Jay Goldberg admits public should be concerned about president's conduct.
Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, could face up to 80 years in prison after his conviction on eight counts of tax and bank fraud, with a second trial looming in September.
Sanders also repeatedly deferred questions to Trump's outside counsel.
"The president is in in a lot of trouble," Avenatti said.
Donald Trump praised Paul Manafort for, unlike Michael Cohen, refusing to "break."
"Mr. Cohen is not interested in being dirtied by a pardon from such a man," Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, said, referring to President Donald Trump.
Cohen's lawyer said that if it was a crime for his client to make a $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels, and a separate payment to cover up an alleged affair with "Playboy" model Karen McDougal at Trump's "direction," then the president should be considered just "as guilty."
Trump holds rally as normal after two ex-advisers face prison sentences, with Cohen implicating the president in criminal conspiracy.
Donald Trump's former fixer and attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations, tax evasion and bank fraud, and former campaign manager Paul Manafort was convicted on eight counts of tax fraud, bank fraud and not disclosing a foreign bank account.
"I will say that today changed everything," Omarosa Manigault Newman said.
"Manafort: Guilty," "Cohen: I'm Guilty," The Drudge Report posted.
Cohen's sentencing is scheduled for December 12.
Paul Manafort was found guilty on eight charges Tuesday.
"It's great to have the support of the president of the United States."
"Whether Republicans would act on that, I don't think they would."
Author Craig Unger spoke with Newsweek about the allegations in his new book, "House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia."
It is unclear whether Kushner knew that the banker loaned Manafort $16 million.
Manafort's defense attorney sought to portray Gates as a habitual liar.
Russian attacks on our democracy are a clear threat aimed at the heart of America, but Trump is more concerned with his wall.
Gates told the court that he committed crimes with Manafort and stole from him.