A federal judge leaned on the State Department Monday to speed up the processing of nearly 15,000 previously undisclosed emails discovered by the FBI in its probe of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Bloomberg Politics reports:

U.S. District James Boasberg on Monday ordered the State Department to process those recovered records by Sept. 22 and report back to him that day. He didn't set a schedule for public release. The department raised the possibility of a phased release starting Oct. 14, which left open how many would be disclosed before the Nov. 8 presidential election. FBI Director James Comey said last month that the agency had found what he described as "several thousand work-related e-mails" that were not among the 30,000 she had turned over from her time as secretary of state.

Comey had said the Bureau scoured a variety of sources for the additional material, and that "with respect to the thousands of e-mails we found that were not among those produced to State, agencies have concluded that three of those were classified at the time they were sent or received, one at the Secret level and two at the Confidential level."

The Washington Post reported further that the documents at issue Monday are on a particular computer disc containing "emails and attachments that were sent directly to or from Clinton, or to or from her at some point in an email chain, and were not previously turned over by her lawyers."

The Post has an extensive write-up of the latest developments here.