If Barris is to be believed, his abilities extended well beyond the realm of political assassination. Indeed, the film (based on the book) contains the following dialogue:
Barris: Well, you might want to wait till I get to a can, Mr. Oliver, because your precious microfilm is up my ass.
Oliver: I see. Are you certain?
Barris: If you had a f---ing vial of microfilm up your ass, wouldn't you be certain?