Government Attorneys Say Recovered Clinton Emails Could Include as Many as 30 Benghazi-Related Messages

The emails may refer to the 2012 Benghazi attack.

Some or all of the emails may be duplicates of emails previously handed over to the State Department by Clinton, government lawyers said. The department said it would like time to review the emails to determine whether they contain any classified information.

Judge Amit Mehta determined that the State Department and Judicial Watch must deliver a status report to the court by Sept. 6 to indicate how many of the emails are non-duplicative of any other communications Clinton has previously disclosed.

"I encourage you to get it done sooner rather than later," the judge told a government lawyer during the hearing. "I'm confident you can get it done by the 6th."

Clinton has said it was a mistake to use a private email server while serving as secretary of state but has denied breaking any laws.

Clinton has also said her team only deleted emails from her server that were personal in nature and not related to her duties as secretary of state.