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Witcover: Inauguration under a shadow

Witcover: Inauguration under a shadow

There is nothing to stop Donald Trump's swearing-in as the 45th American president, despite public dissent, such as Democratic Congressman John Lewis's contention that Mr. Trump will be not be a "legitimate" president.

Those many voters who cling to the Georgia civil-rights icon's view have come up with no way to give teeth to their lament. Mr. Trump has dismissed with the back of his hand the judgment of ethics arbiters that his plan to turn over his real estate empire to his two eldest sons still violates conflict-of-interest standards, which dictate a clean blind-trust arrangement.

Departing President Obama from the start has promised to do his utmost to assure...