Scooter Libby attends Daily Caller launch party

There was a recognizable, though rarely seen Washingtonian among the guests at Tuesday's launch party for the Daily I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.

Formerly chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, Libby resigned in 2005, after being indicted on charges relating to the leak of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity. He was later convicted of five felonies, although then-President George W. Bush commuted his prison sentence at the last minute.

Since his conviction in 2007, Libby has kept a very low profile in Washington social circles, so his appearance came as a surprise to many of the guests. But not to Daily Caller co-founder Neil Patel, Libby's former colleague in the Vice President's office. Patel was Cheney's chief policy advisor while Libby served as the Veep's chief of staff.