Derek Harvey, a former National Security Council official, who was booted from his position in July, is scheduled to join the staff of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Harvey previously was the NSC's senior director for the Middle East, but was removed by national security adviser H.R. McMaster. During his time with the NSC, he was known for having a "hawkish" outlook concerning Iran and was also viewed as a friend of former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, the Atlantic reports.

Harvey said in July he was leaving the NSC "to take advantage of a new opportunity to continue serving," and that he was "excited about the opportunities to advance American interests in the Middle East under President Trump's leadership."

Rep. Devin Nunes oversees the House Intelligence committee. He was forced to recuse himself from the investigation regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Nunes was the center of a controversy earlier this year after he went to the White House to receive a briefing on the investigation into the Russian interference in the election. He stepped away from the investigation in order to assuage concerns about whether he was too close to the White House while the committee did its investigation.