“(The Russell Trust Association engages in) educational programs — structured programs of intellectual inquiry, sensitivity training and personal development for students of Yale University focusing on topics of intellectual, political or cultural importance. Recent topics have included homeland security, corporate governance and US international relations.”
~ 2016 U.S. Tax Return from Russell Trust Association
While also synonymous with an indication of poison or the “Jolly Roger” pirate flag, the skull & bones imagery has more recently been lifted by the oldest undergraduate senior secret student society. Funded by the Russell Trust Association, the business name for the Skull & Bones, this villainous society of social elites has their hands in politics, mainstream media, big business and more. Every year, fifteen men and fifteen women are selected from the Yale junior class; men and women chosen by how far it is assumed they will go in life, as The Skull & Bones attempts to keep its vast influence as powerful as possible. Only true influences and leaders make it amongst their ranks, making their existence all the more dangerous. Some of the more current members of this group, which has alleged ties to The Illuminati, include a senior Rabbi at New York City’s Central Synagogue, Angela Warnick Buchdahl, United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, actor Paul Giamitti, and Austan Goolsbee, the staff director to and chief economist of President Barack Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board.