A federal watchdog is worried about fatigue among Secret Services agents, leading it to issue a "management alert" to Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy first made public Thursday afternoon.

While auditing Secret Service radio communications, "we identified officer safety issues that pose an immediate or potential danger to U.S. Secret Service officers and those whom they protect," wrote John Roth, inspector general for the Homeland Security Department, under whose jurisdiction the Secret Service falls.

Roth said that his team "observed two officers sleeping at their posts."

The Secret Service pushed back on the inspector general's conclusion that the two snoozers are indicative of larger fatigue and staffing shortfalls.

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