Former President Donald Trump fought to have last year’s election declared corrupt. He pressured the Department of Justice to make the declaration so he and his allies in Congress could try to overturn the results, according to The New York Times.

The demands were an extraordinary instance of a president interfering with an agency that is typically more independent from the White House to advance his personal agenda. They are also the latest example of Mr. Trump’s wide-ranging campaign during his final weeks in office to delegitimize the election results.

According to the Times, Trump said to Richard Donoghue, the Acting Deputy Attorney General “Just say it is corrupt and leave the rest to me.”

The Justice Department provided Mr. Donoghue’s notes to the House Oversight Committee.

The Washington Post writes:

Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), chairwoman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, said the notes “show that President Trump directly instructed our nation’s top law enforcement agency to take steps to overturn a free and fair election in the final days of his presidency.”