Ever since she came out of the woods ... Hillary Clinton has attributed her epic loss in November to a handful of reasons including WikiLeaks, misogyny and FBI Director James Comey.

But are those really the reasons ... or just some lame excuses?

On Wednesday's show, Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen, authors of "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign," sat down with Tom and shed some light on what really happened in the candidate's inner circle.

The two journalists, who sat down with a list of insiders, argue the email investigation, her health, her likability and her problematic relationships with fellow Democrats like Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren all factored in to her loss.

However, Parner and Allen says it was Clinton herself who ultimately cost her the White House. The Shattered authors detail the flaws in how Hillary Clinton ran her campaign and created an atmosphere that made it difficult for staffers to give her the straight truth.

LISTEN above as Parner and Allen discuss the race and share inside stories...