ElementsKidnapping the President18 U.S.C.
Section 1751(b) of Title 18 does not define kidnapping, nor does
Federal Kidnapping Act (18 U.S.C. § 1201). However, the essential
of the offense are the involuntary nature of the seizure and detention.
Chatwin v. United States, 326 U.S. 455, 464 (1946). Section 1751(b),
18 U.S.C. § 1201(a)(4), does not incorporate transportation across a
line as an element of the offense. The jurisdictional basis for this
derives from the substantial relation existing between the denounced acts
execution of the powers of the Executive Branch of the United States
[cited in USAM 9-65.300]