No president in recent history has cashed in on the presidency to the degree Bill Clinton has, and part of the reason is that Hillary moved into a position of power just as Bill was relinquishing his, first as a US senator then as secretary of state.
If the Clintons don’t give up their ties to the Clinton Foundation entirely and Hillary becomes president, you can bet they will be hounded by skeptical Republicans in Congress, who will haul the foundation into hearings and maybe even try to bring in the president herself.
The last thing she needs if she assumes office is to keep feeding the suspicion that she’s not entirely trustworthy.
So, why not get out front now?
Who knows, she might even boost her favorability ratings by a few points.