Trump is expected to be sworn in on January 20, 2017, as he continues to face accusations of impeachable offenses.
While the president has always maintained his innocence, his critics have increasingly focused on the potential obstruction of justice he could face if he is convicted of any crimes related to his presidency.
On Wednesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that “he’s going to continue to be President Trump.”
She added, “There’s going have to be a resolution of impeachment before that happens.”
“The president is not going to take any steps that are going to obstruct justice,” Sanders continued.
“He’s going with the facts.”
Sanders also added that Trump is “going to continue with his constitutional duties as president.”
Trump’s legal team did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Breitbart News.
Trump has repeatedly stated he intends to remain in office.
In a tweet on Friday, he said, “I will stay in office until I am impeached by the House.
That will be January 20th.”
In response to Sanders’ statement, House Speaker Paul Ryan said, “”We are not going back to impeachment.
We are not doing that, nor will we ever do that.
We’re going to go forward with impeachment proceedings that we’re going through now.
“Ryan added, “[The president] has every right to defend himself, but it’s important for the American people to know that if he decides to proceed with his legal strategy of attacking the House and the Senate, he will face a real legal challenge from the American public.
“That’s what the American People want to know.
And we’re gonna do everything in our power to make sure that happens,” Ryan said.
Trump’s actions and comments have created a political crisis.
The Trump administration has repeatedly been accused of obstruction of Justice, including his actions that led to the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
On Friday, a former acting attorney general said the Justice Department “is the subject of ongoing federal investigation for obstruction of Congress.”