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1. Is "tampered" a past tense verb or a passive form or verb? 

2. How  did he tampered a witness to implore him to stonewall Congress?  

I am not clear about this statement, is it due to weak in English grammar? 

And he tampered with a witness, imploring him to stonewall Congress," Mueller wrote in the op-ed posted Saturday evening.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/0...osecution/index.html

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Hi, Joshua—"Tamper with" is a phrasal verb (see this definition). The past tense of "tamper with" is "tampered with," and the passive is formed, as usual, with the passive auxiliary "be" and the past participle: "was tampered with."

Your sentence (2) is totally ungrammatical, for two reasons. First, you have not used "with" with "tamper." Second, you have used do-support with the past-tense form of the verb, which is never grammatical.

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