On Thursday, the Department of Justice is expected to release a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Joining Boston Public Radio to share her thoughts on what the report may reveal was Juliette Kayyem, who is on the faculty of Harvard’s Kennedy School and a CNN analyst.

"I think there will be new stuff, no question about that, if only that stuff ... or disclosures has to do with the extent to which the Russians were involved with trying to manipulate the election," Kayyem said. "Remember, that's a key part of what Mueller's mandate was."

"The second part about collusion and contacts, those are going to be laid out in grim detail in ways much more narrative than a court case is," she added.

However, Kayyem believes there will also be a lot from the report the public won't get to see due to redactions from Attorney General William Barr. Barr told Congress that the Department of Justice and lawyers for the special counsel's office would redact four types of information from the publicly released report: grand jury information, classified information, information related to ongoing investigations, and information that would infringe on the privacy of “peripheral third parties," according to PBS NewsHour.

"Do I think Barr's inclination is to obstruct at this stage? I would say Barr has had every opportunity to convince me otherwise and has failed to do so, so I'm going to assume the man was hired for a reason and that cover-ups sometimes work," she said.

"We may be in the midst of one of the greatest Department of Justice cover-ups of all time," Kayyem continued.