Trump doubles down

NC_campaignam0812_1500x845(NBC News) — Donald Trump’s staff will meet with Republican Party officials Friday, one staffer reportedly calling it a “come to Jesus meeting” about the campaign.

Trump’s team calls the meeting routine despite reports that the party is frustrated with the nominee.

What’s not routine is more than 70 party insiders going public, urging the GOP to give up on Trump and redirect their money to struggling lawmakers up for election.

Meanwhile, the Clinton campaign is responding to reports that a State Department aide may have crossed the line by working for the Clinton Foundation.

In a statement, the campaign said that aide Cheryl Mills volunteered for the foundation on her own time.

They call allegations of a conflict of interest “absurd.”

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