Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump campaign chiefs trade barbs, reveal debate prep details

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Campaign managers for both White House candidates laid out their expectations on TODAY ahead of the long-awaited match-up on Monday night during the first presidential debate.

Hillary Clinton's campaign manager said he wants to be sure the former secretary of state and her rival, Donald Trump, are judged fairly and by the same criteria.

Photos of Hillary Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook on the trail

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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's director of communications Jennifer Palmieri (2nd L), longtime aide Huma Abedin (C), and campaign manager Robby Mook (R) listen as Clinton speaks at a campaign rally with Senator Bernie Sanders in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S. July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
PHILADELPHIA, PA: July 28, 2016 - Washington Post DNC Convention Headquarters. Robby Mook. (Photo by Faith West for the Washington Post)
PHILADELPHIA - JULY 28: CBS THIS MORNING Co Hosts, Norah O'Donnell, Charlie Rose, and Gayle King talk with Hillary Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 28. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - JULY 26: CBS THIS MORNING Co-Host Charlie Rose interviews Hillary Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook on July 26 at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (Photo by Andre Palai/CBS via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 25: Robby Mook Campaign Manager for Hilary for America speaks at a press conference in the convention centre on July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook answered questions ahead of the start of the convention which officially begins on today and is expected to attract thousands of protesters, members of the media and Democratic delegates to the City of Brotherly Love. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 25: Robby Mook Campaign Manager for Hilary for America speaks at a press conference in the convention centre on July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook answered questions ahead of the start of the convention which officially begins on today and is expected to attract thousands of protesters, members of the media and Democratic delegates to the City of Brotherly Love. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 25: Robby Mook Campaign Manager for Hilary for America speaks at a press conference in the convention centre on July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook answered questions ahead of the start of the convention which officially begins on today and is expected to attract thousands of protesters, members of the media and Democratic delegates to the City of Brotherly Love. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Robby Mook, campaign manager for 2016 2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton, speaks during a Bloomberg Politics interview on the sidelines of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Monday, July 25, 2016. Mook offered his impression of the shortfalls of the Republican National Convention. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Robby Mook, campaign manager for 2016 2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton, smiles during a Bloomberg Politics interview on the sidelines of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Monday, July 25, 2016. Mook offered his impression of the shortfalls of the Republican National Convention. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
NEW YORK , NY - JUNE 28: Robby Mook, Campaign Manager for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, inside the campaign headquarters , June 28, 2016 in Brooklyn, NY (Photo by Brooks Kraft/Getty Images)
NEW YORK , NY - JUNE 28: John Podesta, Campaign Chairman , and Robby Mook, Campaign Manager for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, inside the campaign headquarters , June 28, 2016 in Brooklyn, NY (Photo by Brooks Kraft/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 19: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook (C) visits workers at a campaign office on February 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Clinton is challenging Sen. Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination ahead of Nevada's February 20th Democratic caucus. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Robby Mook, campaign manager for 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, listens during a Bloomberg Politics interview in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. 'We're going to fight as hard as we can to close that gap' with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Mook said. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Robby Mook, campaign manager for 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, listens during a Bloomberg Politics interview in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. 'We're going to fight as hard as we can to close that gap' with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Mook said. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Robby Mook, campaign manager for 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, speaks during a Bloomberg Politics interview in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. 'We're going to fight as hard as we can to close that gap' with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Mook said. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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"What we don't want to have is some kind of double standard where Donald Trump can get the 'most improved award,' but Hillary Clinton is getting judged on the fine points of policy," Robby Mook told TODAY anchors.

But Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, in a separate appearance, accused Mook of trying to lower public hopes for his candidate.

"The Clinton campaign has clearly been gaming the refs, has been talking to the media for a week now saying, 'It's your job to makes sure that Donald Trump is fact checked in real time,'" she said. "I'm just surprised that a campaign manager would try to lower expectations that dramatically for his own candidate."

New York's Hofstra University Monday will host Monday evening's debate, which begins at 9 pm ET. Clinton and Trump will face off at two more debates in October.

Photos of Donald Trump's campaign managers Kellyanne Conway on the trail

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway is pictured during a meeting with Trump's Hispanic Advisory Council at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., August 20, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway (L) is pictured during a meeting with Trump's Hispanic Advisory Council at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., August 20, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stands near his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway (L) before being introduced for the Commander in Chief Forum in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway (C) attends a campaign rally in Fort Myers, Florida, U.S. September 19, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and Paul Manafort of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's staff speak during a round table discussion on security at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., August 17, 2016. Picture taken August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway (L) and Paul Manafort, staff of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, speak during a round table discussion on security at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
UNITED STATES - JUNE 18: Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, talks with Kellyanne Conway at the Faith & Freedom Coalitions Road to Majority conference which featured speeches by conservative politicians at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, June 18, 2015. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 18: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, greets Kellyanne Conway at the Faith & Freedom Coalitions Road to Majority conference which featured speeches by conservative politicians at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, June 18, 2015. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 18: Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., talks with Kellyanne Conway at the Faith & Freedom Coalitions Road to Majority conference which featured speeches by conservative politicians at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, June 18, 2015. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
MEET THE PRESS -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt Bai. National Politics Correspondent, Yahoo! News, Kellyanne Conway, Republican Strategist and Pollster, and moderator Chuck Todd appear on 'Meet the Press' in Washington, D.C., Sunday May 8, 2016. (Photo by: William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
Kellyanne Conway, president and chief executive officer of Polling Co. Inc./Woman Trend, smiles during an interview on 'With All Due Respect' in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Asked how Trump reassures conservatives about his positions on issues such as abortion without losing ground with voters in the center, Republican pollster Conway, one of Trump's new senior strategists, said he would work to shift the spotlight to Clinton. Photographer: Chris Goodney/Bloomberg via Getty Images
MEET THE PRESS -- Pictured: (l-r) Kellyanne Conway, Republican Strategist & Pollster, left, and Robert Costa, National Political Reporter, The Washington Post, right, appear on 'Meet the Press' in Washington, D.C., Sunday May 29, 2016. (Photo by: William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Kellyanne Conway is a guest on 'Good Morning America,' 5/10/16, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) KELLYANNE CONWAY, GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS
ASTON, PA - SEPTEMBER 22: Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway (R) stands backstage as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the Sun Center Studios September 22, 2016 in Aston, Pennsylvania. A national poll released yesterday shows Trump trailing Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by 6 points in a four-way matchup. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Kellyanne Conway discusses the Trump Campaign on 'Good Morning America,' 9/7/16, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, KELLYANNE CONWAY
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