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    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said her committee already was investigating and that the White House didn't contact her before releasing the memos.

    Top Democrats took to Sunday political talk shows to address the growing fracas over release of Bush administration "torture memos." 

    The memos detailed simulated drowning tactic and other harsh techniques on a captured suspected al-Qaida leader, Abu Zubayda.

    The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee says she hopes the public outrage over Bush-era interrogation methods subsides so Congress can calmly investigate the issue.

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she wants congressional hearings to move forward on the interrogation techniques. The California Democrat says her committee already was investigating and that the White House didn't contact her before releasing the memos.

    Feinstein appeared Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."

    Earlier top presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett also appeared on "State of the Union". Jarett said there's nothing in those newly released interrogation memos that the American people didn't already know about. Obama says it's up to the attorney general to determine who — if anyone — would be prosecuted, Jarrett said.